Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Saturday, September 16, 2017
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
UN Peacekeepers Round Table
Truman Forum, Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch
September 16, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

In 16 of today's most dangerous trouble spots - from South Sudan and Mali to Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - United Nations (U.N.) peacekeepers are working to separate warring parties and protect people from the scourge of armed conflict. It's an inherently dangerous mission, costing the lives of more than 3,600 uniformed and civilian personnel since operations launched in 1948. The program was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1988.

Our guest speaker will be Colonel George Lawrence (Larry) Swift, US Army (Retired). Col. Swift is former Chief of the Military Planning Service of the UN Office of Military Affairs. Joining him will be a panel of international military officers currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. They will discuss their U.N. peacekeeping experiences, examining their missions, challenges and achievements.

This event is free and open to the public. You may register at the Kansas City Public Library website, www.kclibrary.org/signature-events/un-peacekeepers-round-table, or by emailing unagkc@gmail.com.

Co-presented by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, the International Student Division of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and American Public Square and the Harry S. Truman Center.


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.