For Immediate Release: December 15, 1998
Contacts: Edeen Martin
816-268-8218
Truman Library and Museum

Michelle Manuel
816-842-1500
Barkley & Evergreen Public Relations

Project Whistlestop Web site offers Interactive Learning about President Harry Truman

(Independence, Mo.) -- With President's Day just around the corner on February 16, a new Web site offers teachers and students an online resource for Presidential History: the Project Whistlestop Web site. The Internet site, developed by Missouri teachers and students with the help of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, is located at http://www.whistlestop.org. It provides documents, lesson plans and helpful facts online - an interactive way to learn about Harry Truman and the United States Presidency. The Project Whistlestop Web site includes Truman documents, photos, political cartoons, Truman trivia, timeline, educational games and student projects. It also features research materials for both students and teachers, and lesson plans for all grade levels.

Every two weeks a school from across the country is selected to update the "Truman Trivia" and "Fifty Years Ago Today in the Truman Administration" pages on the Project Whistlestop site. Students conduct research about Harry Truman and report their findings online. Schools can sign up to participate in Project Whistlestop by sending an e-mail to mark.adams@truman.nara.gov.

Project Whistlestop was developed by teachers and students from schools in Independence, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit and Platte County, Missouri, with the help of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

Guided tours of the museum and historical archives are available for school groups. For information about educational programs please call Mark Adams at 816-268-8236 . For current programs and exhibitions please call toll-free 1-800-833-1225 , or visit the Truman Library's Web site at /.

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.

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