Library Hosts Second Annual
Truman loved Independence
so does the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. To honor the hometown
of America's 33rd President and to thank the city for its support, the
Truman Library will host the second annual Independence Appreciation Day
on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Special offerings include:
with Museum admission
"This is a wonderful
way to thank our hometown, and to remind Independence residents that their
city boasts one of our nation's finest history museums," said Susan
Medler, communications director. "On this special day, a family of
four can visit the Museum for as little as $14 -and easily spend a full
morning or afternoon exploring the interactive exhibits, watching the
films, and browsing the Museum Store."
In addition, Medler
points out, January 10 kicks off a year of free "Talkin' Truman"
programs that will be offered every second Saturday in 2009, in honor
of Harry Truman's 125th Birthday. Add to that the final opportunity to
view the nationally acclaimed photo exhibit, Memories
of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press,
and Independence Appreciation Day offers an unbeatable value for city
will be offered exclusively to Independence residents, who may present
a driver's license or utility bill as proof of residency.
The Museum, hailed
as America's "best presidential museum" (Dallas Morning News),
offers numerous attractions and exhibits with dozens of interactive and
hands-on activities designed for the entire family. Step into a replica
of Truman's Oval Office, test your presidential potential in two multi-media
"decision theaters," and experience some of the most dramatic
chapters in America's history.
The Harry S. Truman
Library and Museum is one of twelve presidential libraries administered
by the National Archives and Records Administration. Since its dedication
in 1957, the Truman Library has welcomed more than 8 million visitors
and attracts approximately 100,000 people annually.
The Museum is open
Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon
to 5 p.m. Regular admission fees: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+),
$3 ages 6-15, and under 6, free. Call 268-8200 or visit TrumanLibrary.org.
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