Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Truman Library Events Schedule

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Thursday, September 28, 2017
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
Teacher Appreciation Night
Truman Library
September 28, 2017
4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Join the Truman Library, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and more than 20 museum and historic sites around the region for Teacher Appreciation Night, an exclusive evening celebrating educators and providing them with the information to help them take their students to the most engaging and memorable educational experiences around.

Come see National History Day gold medalist, Erin Lowe, perform her 1st place entry during the event!

Learn about bus scholarships and other discounts for schools in the Kansas City metro area; find out about plans for the Missouri Bicentennial in 2021!

Enjoy appetizers and beverages; learn about educational programs at museums and historic sites around the region; get information about available scholarships and transportation grants; and view the special exhibition, "Saving the White House: Truman's Extreme Makeover."

Teachers will enjoy viewing Norman Rockwell's painting "Election Day," and Thomas Hart Benton's mural "Independence and the Opening of the West."

Featured exhibitors include:

Union Station
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
State Historical Society of Missouri
Shawnee Town 1929
Project Archaeology
American Jazz Museum
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Money Museum
Museum at Prairiefire
National WWI Museum & Memorial
Johnson County Museum
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
American Jazz Museum
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Missouri 2021

Register now and receive and receive a free gift on September 28.

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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.