Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Events, Programs, and Exhibits for Friday, February 22, 2019
All events are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise noted.
Trails to Truman Trivia: Civil Rights Edition
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
February 22, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Back by popular demand -- trivia night! Your favorite Independence sites -- Mid Continent Public Library, National Frontier Trails Museum, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Jackson County Historical Society, and the Harry S Truman Historic Site -- are banding together again to bring you another night of questions, laughter and fierce competitive spirit. In honor of Black History Month, the theme will be civil rights. But the questions will be spread across traditional categories including entertainment, history, and sports, and a few others. Prizes awarded to the top three teams; complimentary appetizers and beverages provided for all. Sign up your team of 4-6 individuals by sending an email to: truman.events@nara.gov.


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.