Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Saturday, November 23, 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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Harry and Bess Truman's 100th Wedding Anniversary
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
June 28, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

On a summer day so stifling that the wedding flowers began to wilt, Harry and Bess Truman were married at Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence on June 28, 1919. The couple enjoyed 53 years of marriage, from Independence to the White House and back again, an American love story for the ages.

As our hometown president and first lady enter their 100th anniversary year, please join us for a platinum anniversary celebration, complete with a group vow renewal ceremony followed by the wedding reception of the century featuring a concert by the 135th Army band.

The Truman Library invites couples of all ages to renew their vows. Or you can join us to observe the ceremony and enjoy the wedding reception with dessert and a champagne toast to our favorite presidential couple.

This event is presented as part of a partnership between the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the Truman Library Institute, the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, the City of Independence, the Independence Square Association and the Jackson County Historical Society.

The event is free to attend and participate in, but RSVPs are requested. Everyone who is pre-registered will receive a commemorative gift.



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.