Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for March 2017
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
March 2, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

President Truman's decision to send military and economic aid to the Republic of Korea in 1950 set the young republic on a six-decade-long path from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the wealthiest. Today, South Korea is one of the world's largest economies, and the first UN aid recipient to become an aid giver. Truman's intervention in Korea, which the President considered to be his most difficult decision, led to great prosperity and one of America's greatest allies.

In 2010, Frank Ahrens, an 18-year veteran at The Washington Post, traded the newsroom for a corporate suite and moved to Seoul, South Korea to become the director of global communications at Hyundai Motor Company. Over the next three years, Ahrens accumulated fascinating insights in to Korea's culture, history and economy. The conditions he encountered are a far cry from the Korea President Truman chose to defend in 1950, and from what currently exists across the 38th parallel to the north.

Join us for a conversation about Korea - then and now - with Frank Ahrens, author of the riveting new memoir Seoul Man, and David Von Drehle, Editor-at-large for TIME and noted presidential historian.

This free program is preceded by a wine reception at 6:00 p.m. and includes a book signing.

Co-presented by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the Truman Library Institute.

National History Day regional contest
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and William Chrisman High School
March 4, 2017
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Student contest for grades 6-12.


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.