Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Susan Medler
PH 816.268.8245
FAX 816.268.8299

Truman Library Hosts Second Annual
Independence Appreciation Day” Saturday, Jan. 10

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 second annual Independence Appreciation Day on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Special offerings include:

  • FREE Youth Admission (15 and younger) and $1 OFF Adult Admission
  • FREE Talkin’ Truman: The Inauguration of Harry S. Truman at 11 a.m.*
  • FREE Guided Museum Tours at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.*
  • FREE Kids’ Activities: Make-and-take campaign buttons and Buck Stops Here signs*
  • PLUS, Meet Harry Truman!  (As portrayed by Niel Johnson, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

                                                                                                                 *Free with Museum admission

“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. “On this special day, a family of four can visit the Museum for as little as $14 —and easily spend a full morning or afternoon exploring the interactive exhibits, watching the films, and browsing the Museum Store.”

In addition, Medler points out, January 10 kicks off a year of free “Talkin’ Truman” programs that will be offered every second Saturday in 2009, in honor of Harry Truman’s 125th Birthday (see attached listing of all “Talkin’ Truman” programs). Add to that the final opportunity to view the nationally acclaimed photo exhibit, Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press, and Independence Appreciation Day offers an unbeatable value for city residents.
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: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $3 ages 6-15, and under 6, free. Call 268-8200 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.


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