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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Type: History Museums, Libraries / Archives, Museums
One of 14 U.S. presidential libraries and museums, this impressive memorial features vast holdings that include historical documents related to the Korean War and NATO, as well as the Berlin Airlift,... Read More
One of 14 U.S. presidential libraries and museums, this impressive memorial features vast holdings that include historical documents related to the Korean War and NATO, as well as the Berlin Airlift, and the Manhattan Project. In addition, you'll find documents associated with desegregation of the Armed Forces. Permanent museum exhibits include Truman: The Presidential Years, which encompasses 10,500 square feet and features two 'decision rooms' where you'll learn what considerations informed Truman's actions regarding major issues and events of the day. Additional video and audio presentations also illustrate activities on the international stage during his presidency. Inside Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times, this exhibition covers his early years and family to his political career, and return to "Mr. Citizen." It's a comprehensive look at a pivotal presidency.
- Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
- Sun: Noon-5pm
- Adult $8; Senior $7; Student (6-15) $3
- Museums: "Check the web site regarding long-term special exhibits such as the current Saving the White House: Truman's Extreme Makeover, which depicts his pricey and controversial 1,222-day renovation of the White House."
- Best for Museums Because: This library and museum provide a well-rounded and comprehensive look at the only president who came from Missouri.