Library Hosts First Annual "Independence Appreciation Day" Saturday,
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:
admission for children and youth (18 and younger)
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."
discounts will be offered exclusively to Independence residents, who may
present a driver's license or utility bill as proof of residency.
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.
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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