Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

For Immediate Release

Contact Information:
Stacy McCullough, Sprenger McCullough & Co., 816-221-9716, mobile: 913-927-0128
Bill Musgrave, Sprenger McCullough & Co., 816-221-9716, mobile: 816-215-4658
Edeen Martin, Truman Library & Museum, 816-268-8218

Children's Book Author Series Presented by the Truman Presidential Museum & Library
Cheryl Harness, author of "Ghosts of the White House" speaks on Saturday, Dec. 8

October 31, 2001 - Independence, MO - Cheryl Harness, author of Ghosts of the White House, will make a presentation as part of the Children's Book Author Series at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library Saturday, December 8 at 10am.

Ghosts of the White House is a history picture book for older children that presents facts within a fictional framework. Sara, the main character, is summoned by the ghost of George Washington who takes her on a personal tour of the White House. The book is filled with sketches of the first mansion and its occupants.

Harness received a degree in art education from Central Missouri State University. That launched her into an array of positions including selling art-supplies, creating greeting cards for Hallmark Cards and as a needlework designer in California. Other books by Cheryl Harness include Ghosts of the 20th Century, Three Young Pilgrims, Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi and George Washington.

Cheryl Harness is the third speaker in the Children's Book Author Series at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library. The presentation is free with museum admission. For seat reservations call Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street in Independence, Missouri. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 6-18 years old. For more information, call the 1-800-833-1225 or the web site at www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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