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?
Truman was not a dynamic speaker when delivering prepared speeches. He spoke with a flat Missouri twang and lacked the inspirational quality of Franklin Roosevelt. However, when speaking extemporaneously, Truman fired up crowds with simple, straightforward language and short sentences.