Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Sunday, February 10, 2019
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
"The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers" Screening and Q&A
with Executive Producer James Theres

Bess Truman Birthday Commemoration

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
February 10, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

When General John Pershing discovered that doughboys did not have the skills necessary to manage the telephone switchboards to keep him connected with troops under fire, he brought in a team of women "wire experts" to handle this job in World War I. They were masters of this latest technology, and they became America?s first women soldiers.

The documentary film The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers tells the heroic story of these 223 women and how they helped win World War I and eventually earn the vote back on the home front. Please join us for a special celebration of Bess Truman's birthday featuring a screening of The Hello Girls followed by a Q&A with the film?s director and executive producer James Theres.

This program will be presented as part of our celebration of Bess Truman's 134th birthday, presented in partnership with the Independence Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The program is free for Truman Library Institute members or with paid admission to the museum: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors. RSVPs are requested.



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.