Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

CONTACT: Holly Milledge, 816-268-8245 or Edeen Martin, 816-268-8218 .
Event: "Picturing Terrorism" with Suzanne Plunkett
Location: Truman Presidential Museum & Library, U.S. 24 Highway and Delaware
Dates: Thursday, July 11, 2002


AP Photographer presents thoughts and pictures of
The Twin Tower Collapse and the War in Afghanistan

Independence, Mo. - The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is pleased to present Suzanne Plunkett in a program entitled, "Picturing Terrorism" at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library auditorium on Thursday, July 11. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is free with museum admission. For seating reservations call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.

Suzanne Plunkett, a staff photographer for the Associated Press based in New York City, was one of the first photojournalists to arrive on the scene of the World Trade Center when the twin towers were attacked on September 11. She will show her photos and offer an added perspective to the whole story of world terrorism as she recently returned from assignment in Afghanistan where she covered the strife of Afghans and the efforts by the U.S. military. She will be speaking at the Truman Museum as part of the programming surrounding the exhibit, FLASH! appearing at the museum through July 28.

The Newseum in Arlington, Virginia organized FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Associated Press in 1998. With the assistance of Smith Kramer, Inc., a fine art service company located in Kansas City, Missouri, this exhibition will travel to approximately fifteen museums across the United States over the next three years.

FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World is open to the public. Guided tours of the Truman Museum are offered Monday through Saturday at 10:15 am, 12:15 pm and 2:15 pm and Sundays at 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm.

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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