Truman Presidential Library - November 5th, 2010

Visit the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, MO

Enter the lobby & see the Thomas Hart Benton mural

Just past the lobby, is the famous placard . . .

. . . and beyond is Truman's Oval Office

Photo of postwar America has something interesting

The table looks very similar to our kitchenette

The Berlin Airlift, Marshall Plan, & Truman Doctrine

Britain's dilemma, Israel's creation & recognition

The firing of MacArthur with display of protest letters

The man himself welcomes visitors to the Legacy Gallery

Harry and Brad assume a presidential pose

Dave & Harry are both frequent haberdashery patrons

Harry & David should open a gourmet fruit basket business

I'll be here all week, please tip your waiters!

The Eternal Flame of Freedom was added in 1991

The President & Mrs. Truman are buried in the courtyard

Daughter Margaret Truman Daniel (02/17/1924 - 01/29/2008) and husband Clifton Daniel's grave in front of Dave

L: Bess Wallace Truman = Feb 13, 1885 Oct 18, 1982
R: Harry S. Truman = May 8, 1884 Dec 26, 1972

Bess (34) & Harry (35) were married June 28, 1919

VP 2 months when FDR died, & became the 33rd President

Truman outside his library in 1964

The trees are growing tall 46 years later!

Better view of the replica Liberty Bell

Time capsule is 1/3 of the way to opening time