Garrett Peck: The Great War in America
Cancelled due to National Day of Mourning in honor of George H.W. Bush
December 5, 2018
Cancelled due to National Day of Mourning in honor of George H.W. Bush.
Mondays with McCullough
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence Room
December 10, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Join the Mondays with McCullough book club to study the Pulitzer-prize winning biography "Truman" by David McCullough, one chapter at a time. Program is at 12:00 noon on the second Monday of the month in the Independence Room. Bring your own lunch if you wish. The December session will discuss the fourth chapter of the book.
HST and LBJ: A Presidential Friendship
Unity Temple on the Plaza
December 12, 2018
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Clifton Truman Daniel was six years old when a classmate told him his grandfather had been president. Meanwhile, Luci Baines Johnson was 16 when her father became president, finishing her teenage years in the White House. Growing up and through adulthood, both Daniel and Johnson lived in the shadow of their presidential families, exploring what it means to be a part of that unique legacy while forging their own paths.
Holiday Afternoon at the Truman Library featuring Matthew Litt
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, Lobby and Whistle Stop Room
December 15, 2018
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum will host a special Holiday Open House. Stop by the Museum for warm beverages and holiday treats! Then at 2:00pm, Matthew Litt will discuss his bestselling non-fiction book, Christmas 1945 - The Greatest Celebration in American History.
Curator Staff Chat: Crazy Quilts of WWI
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, Atrium and Whistle Stop Room
December 15, 2018
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Curator Staff Chat featuring Museum/Archives Technician Natalie Walker discussing the history of the Truman Library's Crazy Quilt, as well as the challenges in preserving and exhibiting the artifact. Natalie will discuss the history of Crazy Quilts, including their intricate design and sewing process, the unique history of the Truman Library's Crazy Quilt, the preservation process, and the final stages of exhibiting this fascinating piece of history.