For Immediate Release: January 29, 1998
Contacts: Edeen Martin
816-268-8218
Truman Library and Museum

Julie Goldsborough
or Dean Davison
816-842-1500
Barkley & Evergreen Public Relations

'A GREAT AMERICAN LOVE STORY' ON DISPLAY FOR FIRST TIME

"Dear Bess" Exhibition Opens Feb. 12 At Truman Library

(Independence, Mo.) - Making valentines for your loved ones, hearing little-known stories about the Truman family, and having tea with "Bess Truman" herself are just a few ways the Truman Library will open its new exhibition, "Dear Bess: Love Letters from the President."

The "Dear Bess" exhibition recounts the remarkable love story of Harry and Bess Truman, told through letters, photographs, and objects. This exhibition reveals the personal side of a strong President, his family, and his decisions that changed the world.

The Truman Library and Museum is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo. 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, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 years and under.

For recorded information about admission and other Library exhibitions, call 816-268-8200 or 1-800-833-1225 . You may also e-mail the Truman Library at: Library@Truman.nara.gov.

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

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