Monday, July 20, 2015

Vacation Highlights




Last Tuesday we went to Independence, 
Missouri to visit the Harry S. Truman 
Library and Museum. A popular place 
for  school trips and summer visits.
Truman was the 33rd President after 
an 18 month Vice-Presidency and the 
death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Upon 
the death of  Roosevelt he was sworn in 
as President and took on WWII. 





The library is currently running an 

exhibit on WWII. It is the 70th
Anniversary of the war.





The library was dedicated in 1957 and 

since then millions have visited the 
library to learn more about 
the "Man from Missouri."





Born in Lamar, Missouri in 1884 and 

died in Kansas City, Missouri in 1972.





Inaugural Gala artifacts.






Life Magazine showed a glimpse of 

America in 1952 as Truman was 
preparing to leave office. This is one 
of the many pages from that series. 
"Kansas City in 1952."





A life size bronze sculpture of Truman

in one of the galleries.





Across from the statue on can view

the Flame of Freedom which is located 
in the courtyard. Also in the courtyard
 are the gravestones of the President, 
his wife Bess, his daughter Margaret 
and her husband Clifton. 








Seventy years since WWII. A time of 

turmoil for millions.





I found this poster to be very interesting.

Funny but not really.





This is a poster showing a WOW. 

A Woman Ordinance Worker.
If you remember your history,
women left traditional jobs such 
as domestic service to help in war
production, then in WWII at it's 
height, over 15,000 women
comprised 42% of the Armory 
workforce.





This is a replica of the Oval Office as it

was in 1950. You could just imagine the 
President stepping into the room at any 
minute.





This time capsule located on the 

museum lawn is dedicated to the 
President. It was formally dedicated 
in 1976, sealed in 1977 and will be 
opened on May 8, 2076. What will 
the world be like then??









Tickets and guide to the library and 
museum.

Do you have a Presidential library near 

you? Have you been to it?  If not, go 
check it out.
There are 13 of them in the US. Four of 
the former Presidents are still living and 
nine are deceased.

Tomorrow we will be off  to a new 

destination.



~Keep on Dreaming~


15 comments:

  1. So cool! I love visiting libraries when I am out of town to see what they are like since in I work in the library in our city. It's fun to see how different they are and get idea's for display's etc.
    Joy @ Books and Life

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    1. I know what you mean.
      It was fun to visit.

      M : )

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  2. The more I read about President Truman, the more I like him.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Yes, he was either liked or not.
      I'very always been interested in
      him especially the love story
      between him and Bess.

      M : )

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    2. Yes, he was either liked or not.
      I'very always been interested in
      him especially the love story
      between him and Bess.

      M : )

      Delete
  3. I admire how y'all take time to go and visit such great places like this. Totally awesome!

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    1. Thanks!
      You have a couple there in Texas, take the family
      and check one out.

      M : )

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    2. Thanks!
      You have a couple there in Texas, take the family
      and check one out.

      M : )

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  4. I've seen Truman's summer White House in Key West and really enjoyed. I've been to several Presidential Libraries and would like to get to all of them.

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    1. Come to Kansas City and we will take you!

      Nice thumbnail photo by the way.

      M : )

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    2. Come to Kansas City and we will take you!

      Nice thumbnail photo by the way.

      M : )

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  5. I hope you went to the Truman home, too. My friend Cliff had breakfast with the President on his back porch... and I went to the library with my 8th grade class, and the President came in and talked to all of us.

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    1. We did not get to the house. We did enjoy our tour though!
      How exciting to meet the President!! Nice of him to stop and chat.

      M : )

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  6. We visited the Truman library a few years ago and it was fascinating. I loved seeing his desk, still set up as though he was still working there. His home was fun to see, too.

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    1. Cool!
      Like I said in the post, I kept waiting for him to come in the office. But of course, I knew he wouldn't.

      M : )

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