Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


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Susan Medler
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Truman Library Hosts First Annual "Independence Appreciation Day" Saturday, Jan. 12

Truman loved Independence…and 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 first annual Independence Appreciation Day on Saturday, January 12. Special offerings include:

- Free admission for children and youth (18 and younger)
- $1 off regular adult admission
- Free guided museum tours at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
- Photo ops and occasional press conferences with Harry S. Truman, as portrayed by re-enactor Niel Johnson (10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
- Children's activities (make your own campaign buttons, Buck Stops Here Sign, and more)

"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. "Families can easily spend a couple of hours exploring the exhibits, taking in the films, and browsing the Museum Store. It's a terrific family outing for all ages, especially when cabin fever sets in."

Admission discounts 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: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+), $3 ages 6-18, and under 6, free. Call 268-8200 or go to www.trumanlibrary.org.

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