Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Truman Library Events Schedule

<< May 2017 >>
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Adjust Calendar

Events, Programs, and Exhibits for May 2017
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
TALKIN' TRUMAN: Young Bess in Hats
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
May 5, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Join us for an intimate portrait of a famously reticent public figure. Archivist Tammy Williams will demonstrate that while Mrs. Truman eschewed the spotlight, her personality shone through her fashions and accessories. From photographs to artifacts, Mrs. Truman's collection reveals a lively and spirited girl who would one day become First Lady.

This presentation is one in the series of "Talkin' Truman" programs, offered each First Friday from May through September at 11 a.m.. The program is included with Museum admission; seating is first come, first served.

Buck Day
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
May 6, 2017
9:00 am-5:00 pm

The Buck Stops Here! In honor of President Truman's birthday (May 8, 1884), admission to the Truman Library & Museum -- and other historic sites in Harry's hometown of Independence, MO! -- will be just $1 all day.

Meet President Truman on his birthday!
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
May 8, 2017
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Mr. Truman, as portrayed by re-enactor Niel Johnson, will be on hand to receive birthday wishes and greet visitors from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Presidential Wreath Laying
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
May 8, 2017
8:30 am-10:00 am

The public is welcome to view a national tradition, the President's ceremonial wreath laying honoring the birth of Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884) at 9 am. No museum admission is charged for the wreath laying.


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.