Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Truman Presidential Museum & Library
To Offer Free Admission for Veterans on Veterans' Day

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2006
For More Information: Susan Medler (816) 268-8245

INDEPENDENCE, MO-In honor of their service to our nation, veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces will be welcomed free of charge to the Truman Presidential Museum & Library on Veterans' Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006.

Harry Truman himself was a veteran of World War I. Although he struggled to succeed on the farm and in business, he found success in the military. He was 34 years old when he was placed in charge of the notoriously rowdy and rebellious Battery D, and he excelled as their commanding officer. His intelligence, practical experience, and work ethic proved invaluable. "Captain Harry" was highly respected by the nearly two hundred men of Battery D, and that respect kindled lifelong friendships.

Visitors to the Museum can learn more about Harry Truman's military service in the permanent exhibition Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times, which follows Truman's life from his birth in Lamar, Missouri, and offers numerous multimedia exhibits and interactive stations for children.

Also, step into a replica of President Truman's Oval Office, visit the Museum Store, and take in the museum's second permanent exhibition, Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years, which opens with an introductory film by Academy Award-winner Charles Guggenheim. The Presidential Years immerses visitors in the social, cultural and political climate surrounding Truman's remarkable presidency and his decisions regarding the atomic bomb, Communist aggression, segregation, and more. Included are two "Decision Theatres," interactive multimedia exhibits designed to draw participants into the drama and complexity of issues faced by the Truman administration.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free for children 5 and under, $3 for youths 6-18, $7 for adults, and $5 for senior adults 62 and older. To schedule group visits to the Museum, please call 816.268.8221. For all other information, call 1-800-833-1225 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is one of twelve presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is supported, in part, by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, the not-for-profit partner of the Truman Library. To learn more about the Truman Presidential Museum & Library and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, visit www.trumanlibrary.org.


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