Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2007

CONTACT
Susan Medler
PH 816.268.8245 o FAX 816.268.8299
susan.medler@nara.gov

Time and Tickets Announced for Bill Clinton's Address on July 5
- Program Offered Free to the Public -

INDEPENDENCE, MO-Former President Bill Clinton will give an address in honor of the Truman Presidential Museum & Library's 50th Anniversary on Thursday, July 5 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. His lecture caps the Truman Library's 50th Anniversary Forum Series featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss and David McCullough. The program is offered at no charge to the public and will begin at 3:30 p.m.

"We are honored to welcome President Clinton to Independence," said Michael Devine, director of the Truman Library. "We are grateful for support from Congressman Ike Skelton and Truman family members Margaret Truman Daniel and Clifton Truman Daniel for extending the invitation to President Clinton on behalf of the Truman Library and its non-profit partner, the Truman Library Institute."

William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States. He served two terms as president, 1993-2001. He was elected Arkansas attorney general in 1976, and won the governorship in 1978. After losing a bid for a second term, he regained the office four years later, and served until he defeated incumbent George Bush and third party candidate Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential race. Following his two successful terms in office, President Clinton founded the William J. Clinton Foundation, which works to solve some of our most pressing problems, including childhood obesity in the United States, climate change, global poverty and HIV/AIDS around the world.

Admission to this 50th Anniversary event is free, but a ticket will be required. Truman Library Institute members will have first opportunity to obtain tickets. Remaining tickets will be available for the general public beginning Wednesday, June 6. Individuals enrolling in the Honorary Fellows membership program on or before June 5 will be given priority seating status. To become a member of the Truman Library Institute with a minimum gift of $35, please visit www.trumanlibrary.org or call (816) 236-8237.

Tickets are available through Central Ticket Office. For details, please visit www.trumanlibrary.org. While tickets are free, a $5 service charge will apply. Limit 4 tickets.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is one of 12 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and is supported, in part, by its not-for-profit partner, the Harry S. Truman Library Institute. To learn more, please visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

 

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