Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Dear Bess:
Love Letters
from the President

"Dear Bess: Love Letters from the President"

This exhibition is now closed. It highlighted the personal relationship between Harry and Bess Truman as illustrated in almost 50 years of handwritten personal letters. The exhibition included original letters, photographs, and personal objects of the Trumans from the Library's collections. The focus of the exhibition was not only the personal loving relationship between Harry and Bess, but the President's efforts to use his wife as a sounding board for the issues of state also will play as a background theme. You can see digital versions of the letters that were on display for this exhibit.

February 12, 1998 through September 1, 1999
Garden Room, Truman Library & Museum