As a young boy, Harry Truman had three main interests: music, reading, and history, all encouraged by his mother, to whom he was very close. He got up at five every morning to practice the piano, which he studied twice a week until he was fifteen.
Truman understood that you never stop learning. Today, children ages 5-12 can participate in our Junior Ranger program. After visiting the site and completing several Truman-related activities, children are sworn in as official Junior Rangers and receive a badge.
You can also become a Web Ranger! Click here for more information.
Did You Know?
Harry Truman’s sympathies lay with the little guy unless the little guy became too powerful. Truman wrote, “The meanest person in the world is the underdog who gets to be top dog.”