Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Truman Library Events Schedule

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Thursday, June 6, 2019
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
History Happy Hour: World War I and Its Aftermath
Tom's Town Distilling Company
June 6, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Raise your glass for a special History Happy Hour featuring Garrett Peck, historian and author of The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath. Exploring the changes that impacted the United States following WWI, Peck discusses how the Red Scare, race riots, women's suffrage and Prohibition transformed the nation.

This program is presented in partnership with the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

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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.