TALKIN' TRUMAN: Captain Harry & the Great War
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
August 4, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Harry Truman's service in World War I had a lasting impact on his life and political career. Join archives staff member Jim Armistead as he explores Truman's military career, including his command of Battery D and tour of duty in Europe during World War I.
Swope Park Rangers Day at the Truman Library
August 12, 2017
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Join us for a FREE day of family fun with the Swope Park Rangers at the Truman Library! We'll have a tons of free activities on the lawn, including a bounce house, a futsal field and soccer goal, the Rangers mascot Harry, food trucks (including FREE shaved ice!) and more.
SOLAR ECLIPSE AT THE TRUMAN LIBRARY
August 21, 2017
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Harry Truman's hometown is on the path of totality of the solar eclipse, so head to Independence to view this once-in-a-lifetime event on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum with the majestic columns of the Library in the background.
JACKSON'S WHITE HOUSE
FEATURING HOWARD KITTEL
August 23, 2017
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Andrew Jackson approached the presidency differently from his predecessors. He was the first president from "the West," and he believed passionately that the president should represent all citizens and not just a few. Harry Truman often listed him as one of his favorite presidents, stating as follows, "He wanted sincerely to look after the little fellow who had no pull, and that's what a president is supposed to do." In Jackson's eight years in office, he was responsible for balancing the federal budget for the first and only time in history and helping to expand the nation?s territory, not without controversy along the way.
Equal Means Equal
August 31, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is a documentary film that offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how discriminatory attitudes impact issues ranging from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the health care conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, Ms. Lopez reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. This film is for mature audiences.