Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2003
Contact: Holly Milledge, (816) 268-8245 Media Relations or Kathy Alexander,
(816) 268-8375 Special Events.
Event: Constitution Day
Date: September 17, 2003
Location: Truman Presidential Museum & Library, U.S. 24 Highway and Delaware.

Constitution Day, September 17th
At the Truman Presidential Museum & Library

History will come alive at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library on Constitution Day, September 17, 2003. Two hundred and fifteen years ago on that date, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, meeting in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, signed the draft of the Constitution of the United States they had created and sent it on to the Continental Congress. It was then submitted to the states for ratification.

Visitors to the Truman Presidential Museum & Library will have an opportunity to sign a replica of the Constitution, looking exactly like the parchment document the delegates signed in 1788. In addition, they will be able to participate in a very special activity in which they can cast their vote for the most important documents in America's history. Historical time travelers, including several Revolutionary War soldiers and, of course, a President Truman impersonator will be on hand to enhance the mood. Pens, bookmarks and pocket copies of the Constitution will be given away.

Exhibitions currently on display at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library include: Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years, Conflict and Consequence: The Korean War and Its Unsettled Legacy and the Truman Chryslers.

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. The Museum is also open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission 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 visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is one of ten 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) 833-1225 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

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