Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Tuesday, April 9, 2019
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
NATO at 70
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Lobby and Auditorium
April 9, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

In the aftermath of World War II with pressure from the Soviet Union rising, the United States, under the direction of President Harry S. Truman, forged an alliance with 11 western nations to form the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO - in an effort to safeguard freedom by promoting stability and security in the North Atlantic region. 70 years after that initial pact, the original 12 nations have now become 29, and NATO's role in the post-Cold War era continues to evolve.

Please join us for a public program in honor of the 70th anniversary of NATO featuring a panel discussion on the alliance's history and continued role in the 21st century. This event, presented in partnership with the German Marshall Fund, will be moderated by Derek Chollet, the Fund's executive vice president, formerly assistant secretary of defense and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Joining Chollet on stage will be a panel featuring Poland's Ambassador to the U.S. Piotr Wilczek among other panelists. 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.