Contact Us

My Visit to the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum [VIDEO / PICTURES]

Chad Taylor

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.

Chad Taylor

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.

Chad Taylor

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.

Chad Taylor

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.

Chad Taylor

Here are a few more pictures and video I took during my visit.

Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor

Subscribe to Mix 94.9 Today’s Best Mix on

VISIT THE GERALD FORD MUSEUM

Best of Mix 94.9

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix949.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for MIX 94.9 Insider Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive MIX 94.9 Insider Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.