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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Taking a Stand for the United Nations

FEATURING JAMES WURST
6:00 p.m. Light Reception
6:30 p.m. Program
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Harry S. Truman’s first decision as president of the United States was that a conference establishing the United Nations (UN) would meet, as planned, in San Francisco. In his memoirs, Truman stated that it “was of supreme importance that we build an organization to help keep the future peace of the world.”

James Wurst, author of The UN Association-USA: A Little Known History of Advocacy and Action, will discuss the history and present status of UN Associations, which promote the mission of the UN. Joining Wurst will be Edward Elmendorf, a UN and World Bank veteran. They will address the controversy that surrounds the UN and examine the vision that President Franklin Roosevelt, Ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt and President Truman held for the UN.

Admission is free; but RSVPs are requested: Please email unagkc@gmail.com to RSVP. Seating is first come, first served.

There will be a light reception at 6:00; the program will begin at 6:30. Mr. Wurst will sign copies of his book following the program, which will end at 8:00.

This program is hosted by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and presented in partnership with the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City.

 

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Museum Tour
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Special Admission

Buck Day

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

The buck stops here! In honor of Harry S. Truman’s birthday (May 8, 1884), Museum admission is just $1 all day long.

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Wreath-Laying
Monday, May 8, 2017
Signature Event

President’s Wreath Laying Ceremony

9 a.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

To honor President Truman on the anniversary of his birthday, the President of the United States has designated that a program be held at President Truman’s grave site at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum each year. Please join us at the Truman Library for the President’s wreath laying ceremony. No museum admission is charged for the wreath laying, and all are invited.

Later that day Harry Truman, portrayed by reenactor Niel Johnson, will be on hand to receive birthday wishes and greet visitors from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Ongoing Programs & Exhibits

  • Feature Film: Harry S. Truman: 1884-1972

    Narrated by David McCullough, 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.

    Daily Show Times: Hourly from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • White Glove Wednesdays

    Harry S. Truman Library and Museum | Museum Lobby
    Get up close and personal with rarely viewed artifacts from the Truman Collection every Wednesday at 11 a.m., May through September.

  • Museums Exhibitions

    Now on Special Exhibit at the Truman Library:
    A More Perfect Union - How Critical Presidential Elections Shaped the Constitution

    Permanent Exhibitions and Attractions:
    Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years
    Harry S. Truman: Life and Times
    Truman's Working Office
    Oval Office Replica
    Truman Grave Site
    Museum Store (no admission charged)
    Liberty Bell Replica

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  • The White House Decision Center

    Set in a recreated West Wing, The WHDC offers stellar corporate team building events and hands-on history sessions for student groups.

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