Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


For Immediate Release: January 19, 2006
Contact: Holly Milledge, 816-268-8245, or cell 913-707-1470, Media Relations
Event: Lynda Johnson Robb Celebrates Bess Truman's Birthday
Date: 1 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2006
Location: Truman Presidential Museum & Library

Presidential Daughter Lynda Johnson Robb at the Truman Library for Bess Truman's 121st Birthday
February 9, 2006

Independence, MO - February 9, the Truman Presidential Museum & Library will celebrate Bess Wallace Truman's 121st Birthday with Lyndon Baines Johnson's daughter Lynda Johnson Robb speaking about "Reminiscences of the White House." The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Truman Museum Auditorium. Reservations are required by calling Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or emailing cto@umkc.edu.

"I am delighted that Lynda Johnson Robb is able to join us. With the White House in Miniature exhibit running through July 9, this will be an extraordinary day to celebrate First Ladies and Presidential families," Director Mike Devine said.

Lynda Johnson Robb is a self-proclaimed "professional volunteer." She is currently President of the National Home Library Foundation, Chair Emerita of Reading is Fundamental, and a member of the board of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center. From 1966 to 1968, Robb wrote for McCall's magazine and from 1969 through 1981 worked as a contributing editor for Ladies' Home Journal. She lives in McLean, Virginia with her husband former Virginia Governor and former United States Senator Charles Robb.

The event is open to the public and is free with museum admission. Immediately following the 1:00 program the Independence Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host the traditional Bess Truman Tea. For reservations please call Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or email cto@umkc.edu. There is a 4 ticket limit per person.

A Valentine "Love Story" Program on Bess's Birthday
February 13, 2006

On Monday, February 13, 2006, at 2 p.m., the Truman Players will perform "The Love Story of Harry and Bess Truman". Actors portraying Harry and Bess Truman will use the letters they wrote one another to tell the story of their long courtship, 53 years of marriage, and enduring love. This program is free with museum admission.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the museum's permanent exhibits and attractions, is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 years and under. For more information on the Museum and programs, call 816-268- 8200 or go to www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is one of eleven Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Missouri. For more information on the Museum and programs, call (816)268-8200 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

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