My Visit to the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum [VIDEO / PICTURES]
We took what felt like a quick 8-hour road trip from St. Cloud to Independence, Missouri, to check out the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. I’m a huge Presidential history buff and on a mission to visit all of the beautiful libraries operated by the National Archives. I took so many pictures and videos, that it was hard to decide what to share with all of you.
The Truman Library is open year-round and features amazing exhibits that spotlight the rise of the nations 33rd President. Harry Truman served the nation as a United States Senator from 1935-1945, Vice President of the United States briefly from January 20th 1945 until the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Harry Truman never aspired to be President of the United States. He took the oath of office on April 12th 1945 and served in that capacity until January 20th 1953. He was eligible to run for another term, but decided to return home to Independence with his wife, Bess, and garner private donations to build his own presidential library.
The Truman Library was dedicated on July 6th 1957 and was attended by former President Herbert Hoover and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is incredibly friendly. The entire family will enjoy the visit and the interactive exhibits will keep the kids engaged.
You get a chance to see what life must of been like for a young Harry Truman growing up on the family farm in the early 1900’s in rural Missouri, you step inside his distinguished military service during World War I, and follow the path he took from Independence, Missouri to Washington DC.
Here are a few more pictures and video I took during my visit.
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