Trails to Truman Trivia: Civil Rights Edition
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
February 22, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Back by popular demand -- trivia night! Your favorite Independence sites -- Mid Continent Public Library, National Frontier Trails Museum, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Jackson County Historical Society, and the Harry S Truman Historic Site -- are banding together again to bring you another night of questions, laughter and fierce competitive spirit. In honor of Black History Month, the theme will be civil rights. But the questions will be spread across traditional categories including entertainment, history, and sports, and a few others. Prizes awarded to the top three teams; complimentary appetizers and beverages provided for all. Sign up your team of 4-6 individuals by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Evening with Gary Sinise
Unity Temple on the Plaza
February 24, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
The role of Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump not only kick-started Gary Sinise's career - it also gave him a new life mission as a passionate advocate for veterans and active duty service members. In his new book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, Sinise tells the story of how he went from a trouble-making kid to a successful actor and eventually a tireless supporter of those who have served our country.
The President's Kitchen Cabinet
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
February 28, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Commemorate Black History Month with a special program focused on the African Americans who have worked in the presidential food service as chefs, butlers, stewards and servers for every first family since George and Martha Washington. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Adrian Miller, author of The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, Charlie Redden, White House chef for the Clinton administration, and Wanda Joell, a former presidential flight attendant and the first African-American woman to serve on Air Force One.
National History Day regional contest
William Chrisman High School
March 2, 2019
9:00 am-4:00 pm
History contest open to students in grades 6-12.
20th Annual Wild About Harry
Muehlebach Tower | Kansas City Marriott Downtown 1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri
May 2, 2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute's premier signature event and annual fundraising dinner benefiting the presidential library and celebrating the legacy of Harry S. Truman. Now in its 20th year, Wild About Harry has raised more than $6 million in support of nationally-acclaimed education and outreach programs that foster civic learning and engagement in the next "greatest generation."