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

Hallmark's Kaleidoscope to facilitate festivities

November 19, 2001 - Independence, MO - The Truman Presidential Museum and Library will celebrate the holiday season with an ornament decorating workshop facilitated by traveling Kaleidoscope, a public service division of Hallmark, on Saturday, December 1, 2001 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children ages five to twelve are invited to participate in the free ornament-decorating activity. The festivities will be held in the east wing of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library and participants are asked to come in the east entrance. Kaleidoscope will be on location to provide creative materials that children can use to design their own holiday ornaments. Admittance to the workshop is free, but it does not include Museum admission.

Kaleidoscope started as a bright, bright idea of Don Hall of Hallmark in the 1960s. In 1969 the art-studio-on-wheels set off across the United States to tickle the minds of young artists everywhere. Today the hometown hub of Kaleidoscope can be found in Crown Center. To date, more than 2 million children have enjoyed traveling Kaleidoscope or Kaleidoscope's permanent exhibit.

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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