Give ’em Hell – The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Sunday, March 24th, 2:30 pm Central Time
(3:30 Eastern, 1:30 Mountain, 12:30 Pacific, 8:30 GMT)
Where: via Zoom

The Harry S. Truman Library, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials that document Mr. Truman’s life and careers as farmer, soldier, businessman, local politician, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and former President, with an emphasis on his ideals of citizenship, learning, and service.

The Truman Library was dedicated July 6, 1957. In attendance were former President Herbert Hoover (then the only living former president other than President Truman), Chief Justice Earl Warren, and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Truman established an office in the building and worked there 5-6 days a week. He actively participated in the day-to-day operation of the library, personally training museum docents, and conducting impromptu “press conferences” for visiting school students. He frequently arrived before the staff and would often answer the phone to give directions and answer questions, telling surprised callers that he was the “man himself.”

At the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, visitors are immersed in some of the most dramatic chapters of world history, from the Great War to WWII and the Cold War, to the creation of the State of Israel, Civil Rights advancements, the extreme makeover of The White House, and, of course, Truman’s Whistle Stop campaign and 1948 victory.

A visit to the Truman Presidential Library is just one more reason to attend this year’s Annual Gathering in Kansas City.

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NOTE:  This is the third of six Theodore Talks focusing on KC-related subjects leading up to the 2024 AG, which will be held in Kansas City, July 3-7. You can learn more about the AG here.

Questions? Contact Brad Lucht at [email protected].