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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Thursday, April 20, 2017
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
Wild About Harry!
CELEBRATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEGACY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN
Featuring Calvin Trillin, Rep. John Lewis and Rep. James Clyburn

LEO MORTON - HONORARY CHAIR
MARY AND ALAN ATTERBURY - EVENT CHAIRS

Marriott-Muehlebach Hotel, 1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri
April 20, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Wild About Harry is the Truman Library Institute's premiere signature event and annual fund raising dinner benefiting the presidential library and legacy of Harry S. Truman. Now in its 18th year, Wild About Harry has raised nearly $5 million in support of nationally acclaimed education and outreach programs created to foster civic engagement and to nurture the next "greatest generation."

Sponsorship opportunities now available for this very special event. To be part of Wild About Harry 2017, please contact Kim Rausch, director of development, at 816.268.8237 or kim.rausch@nara.gov.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - CALVIN TRILLIN

HONOREE - REP. JOHN LEWIS
Truman Legacy of Leadership Award

HONOREE - REP. JAMES CLYBURN
Truman Legacy of Leadership Award

Noteworthy

Permanent Museum Exhibits:

Ongoing Programming:

Talkin’ Truman: Gain insight into the life & times of Harry Truman with Truman Library archivists and curators. Each program features documents, photographs, and artifacts from the museum's rich collections organized around specific themes or stories.
Talkin’ Truman programs are offered on the first Friday of the month, May through September, at 11 a.m. and are included in Museum admission.

White Glove Wednesdays: Learn about some of the rare artifacts housed at the presidential library, as well as how they came to be part of the Truman Library collection. White Glove Wednesdays are offered 11 - 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, May through September.
Feature Film:

Harry S. Truman: 1884-1972 Narrated by David McCullough

Daily Show Times: Hourly from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This 45-minute film by Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim examines Truman's life, from his humble birth in Lamar, Missouri, to the courtship of his wife, Bess Wallace, his service in World War I, his entry into local politics under "Boss" Tom Pendergast, his election to the U.S. Senate, and his rise to the Presidency.

Museum Store:

Pay no admission to browse the Museum Store for unique keepsakes and gifts.
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