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Steve Neal, noted Chicago Sun-Times political editor, will be on hand to participate in the unveiling and speak about his research of the 1948 Presidential campaign. Neal's remarks will include insight into the now-famous front page image and premature prediction of the election. Other participants include Ormer Rogers Jr., Mid-America District Manager for the USPS, Independence Postmaster Randy Fine and Truman Library Director Larry Hackman.
The new Truman stamp is part of a 15-stamp sheet commemorating the 1940s in the USPS's "Celebrate the Century" collection. The program heralds significant occurrences throughout the 20th century with a sheet of stamps for each decade.
Following the ceremony, Independence postal employees will sell sheets of the 1940's stamps, along with souvenir envelopes featuring political cartoons relating to Truman's "Whistle Stop" tour.
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.
The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.