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In honor of President Truman's birthday (May 8, 1884) admission to the Truman Library and Museum--and other historical sites in Harry's hometown of Independence, MO--will be just $1 all day. Admission: Adults 16-64, $8; Seniors 65+, $7; Youth 6-15, $3; 5 and Under, Free
This Mother's Day, bring your first lady to learn more about our Nation's First Ladies! Andy Och, award winning television and multi-media producer, recently completed a C-SPAN series entitled, "First Ladies: Influence and Image" (http://firstladies.c-span.org/). He crossed the country,...
This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri's most renowned 20th century artist. For almost half of Benton's life he lived in a Kansas City two-and-a-half story house built of native, quarried limestone which is now listed on the National Register of...
Can't get enough baseball? Even though the Royals are out of town this weekend, you can visit the Truman Library to learn a bit of baseball history and Truman's involvement in the sport. Archivist Randy Sowell will present letters, photographs and artifacts from the holdings of the Truman...
In the spirit of "the buck stops here" Mark Whitacre agreed to be one of the highest level corporate executives to ever wear a wire for the FBI. In the process, he helped to expose an international criminal enterprise that included one of America's most powerful corporations. Hear the inside...
Joseph McCarthy, Klaus Fuchs, Alger Hiss, and the Rosenbergs are names associated with the early Cold War period, a time when domestic security concerns and fears of communist subversion swept the nation. Join Supervisory Archivist Sam Rushay as he shares formerly top-secret documents to discuss...
Upon her death, Bess Truman bequeathed her home to the American people where she and her husband lived together for fifty-two years. Since May 1984, their home has been open to the public giving visitors an opportunity to explore the personal life of one of the nation's most important...
Victory and defeat--defeat and victory, describes the three days of battles stretching from eastern Independence, MO to western Kansas City, MO. Sandwiched between the Battle of the Little Blue and the Battle of Westport, the second Battle of Independence October 22, 1864 is often times...