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
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
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
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
~Keep on Dreaming~