Programs & Events

Upcoming Events

Mother's Day at the Truman Library
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Special Admission

Mother’s Day

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

In celebration of motherhood, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will offer free Museum admission to “Mom” on Mother’s Day.

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Member Event at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Thursday, June 9, 2016

9th Annual Members Night at the Museum

MEMBERS: Be our guest for an exclusive after-hours event at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum featuring wine and hors d’oeuvres, private museum access, and more. Full details to come.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Special Admission

Father’s Day

12 - 5 p.m., Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

In honor of Father’s Day, The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is offering free admission for “Dad” on June 19.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Truman Forum / Dateline: Washington

2016 Election Insiders

With TIME Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle

The Truman Library Institute and Kansas City Public Library present the return of a new Dateline: Washington series – “Election Insiders” – focusing on the candidates and hot-button issues of the 2016 campaign.

Join Politico‘s Mike Allen and TIME Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle for a public conversation and insider’s look at politics, partisanship, and the election playbook.

Allen is Politico‘s chief White House corresopndent. He served previously as White House correspondent for TIME and spent six years before that with The Washington Post, covering the Geoge W. Bush, Al Gore, and Bill Bradley campaigns of 2000; Bush’s subsequent first term as president; campaign finance; and Capitol Hill.

A 6 p.m. reception precedes this event, which was originally scheduled for January 25, 2016. Admission is free.

Dateline: Washington is made possible by grants from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legacy Fund. “Election Insiders” programs are offered in conjunction with the Truman Library’s forthcoming exhibition, A More Perfect Union, and related programs focused on democracy, campaigns, and presidential politics.

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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

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

  • Museums Exhibitions

    Browse current and upcoming exhibits.

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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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