exhibit has five major educational interactive areas for
students and families to enjoy.
will have the opportunity to dress like the Truman family
in an interactive dress-up area. Clothes, shoes, hats and
accessories will all be available for students to dress
like Harry, Bess and Margaret.
books about the Presidency, Harry Truman, and the White
House will be on display for students to read. Photograph
scrapbooks detailing the lives of the Trumans and a Truman
footlocker will also be available to teach students more
about Truman's life and times.
on the Farm
will discover a variety of objects hidden behind closed
doors that represent Truman's years on the farm. Students
will be able to touch and feel the objects and decide what
they think the object is before it is revealed to them.
Truman lived at the Grandview Farm he often visited Bess
in Independence. He would take the train and streetcar to
get there. In 1913, Truman bought a 1911 Stafford motor
car so he could visit Bess more frequently.
Students will have the chance to take a trip with Harry!
They can choose to take an interactive journey by train
and streetcar or by car to visit Bess. They can even race
a friend to see who arrives first!
up Truman had a variety of jobs. This interactive area allows
students to discover the variety of jobs Truman had. They
will be given keys to match a door for each occupation.
of Truman's early jobs was postmaster. Students will sort
the mail in an interactive exercise that will also teach
them about the variety of places Truman lived during his
will also be able to write a letter to Truman in an interactive
letter writing station.
your student's knowledge of the exhibit by having them take
part in the Truman Trivia quiz. This computer activated
quiz allows three players to compete against each other.
All of the answers are in the exhibit, so the students can
browse the exhibit to find the correct response.
your own desk sign and campaign button
can make their own "Buck Stops Here" desk sign
and election campaign button to take home. This interactive
area allows students to be creative and make their own desk
sign and campaign buttons. Colored pencils, scissors and
templates are provided. Students can take home their buttons
and desk signs to show their teachers, parents and friends.