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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Thursday, April 27, 2017
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
Taking a Stand for the United Nations
James Wurst

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
April 27, 2017
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Harry S. Truman's first decision as president of the United States was that a conference establishing the United Nations (UN) would meet, as planned, in San Francisco. In his Memoirs, Truman stated that it "was of supreme importance that we build an organization to help keep the future peace of the world."

James Wurst, author of The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action, will discuss the history and present status of UN Associations, which promote the mission of the UN. Joining Mr. Wurst will be Edward Elmendorf, a UN and World Bank veteran. They will address the controversy that surrounds the UN and examine the vision that President Franklin Roosevelt, Ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt, and President Truman held for the UN.

Admission is free; no reservations are necessary. RSVPs are requested, so please e-mail unagkc@gmail.com.

Seating is first come, first served.

There will be a light reception at 6:00; the program will begin at 6:30. Mr. Wurst will sign copies of his book following the program, which will end at 8 pm.

This program will be presented in partnership with the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City.


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.