The man from Independence comes to life in the presidential museum that Harry built. Library & Museum are closed for a year-long renovation project. The research room will remain open to the public during the renovations.


Closed for renovations. Contact the library to ask about off-site events planned throughout the year-long renovation project.

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500 W. US Hwy 24
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 800-833-1225

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“This library will belong to the people of the United States. The papers of the presidents are among the most valuable sources of material for history. They ought to be preserved and they ought to be used.” - Harry S.Truman"

In the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Truman created a dynamic educational center that nurtures leadership, spurs discussions about democracy, and inspires civil service.

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of his presidency, the Truman Library and Truman Library Institute have developed a momentous plan to use Truman’s life and legacy to inform, inspire, educate, and engage a 21st-century audience at an increasingly critical time in our nation’s history.

The $30-million capital campaign, increased from the original $25-million goal, includes a new Truman permanent exhibition and other strategic improvements, enhanced education programs, expanded public programs, and endowment support.



Test your ability to lead the Nation: July 14, 2018 at the Truman Library's White House Decision Center - Download (118 KB)

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