Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Tuesday, April 30, 2019
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
The Korean Peninsula: Problems and Prospects with Assistant Professor
of Political Science Sheena Greitens

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Auditorium
April 30, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

The state of Missouri's relationship with the Korean peninsula goes back to the legacy of President Truman, his decisions about the Korean War, and his post-presidential efforts to build a close relationship between Korea and his home state. The University of Missouri played an important role in these efforts; as a result of President Truman's interest in close ties between Korea and Missouri, the MU alumni community in Korea is one of the largest outside the state.

This talk will look at contemporary developments on the Korean peninsula since the June 2018 summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first meeting held between the two countries' leaders since the 1953 armistice. It will discuss the importance for the United States and the state of Missouri of the U.S.-South Korean security alliance and economic relationship, and how the current events on the Korean peninsula are likely to affect the security and human rights challenges posed to the U.S. and international community by North Korea.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are requested.

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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.