Change in Park Hours
The Truman Home and Visitor Center are now closed Sundays, Mondays, & all federal holidays. The Truman Farm Home and the Noland Home are closed to the public.
Family Members - Wallace
Carnes, Bill and Mary
Mr. Carnes's mother, Caroline Carnes, was a sister to May Wallace. He frequently visited the home of George and May Wallace. He recalls how rooms in their home were used, describes add-ons to the home, and how the yard developed through the years.
Interview Not Transcribed
Wallace, Christine and David F.
Christine Wallace, sister-in-law of Bess W. Truman, and her son David F. Wallace, Jr., reveal in detail the inner workings of the extended Wallace family during the 1930s to early 1940s.
May Wallace, wife of George Wallace and sister-in-law of Harry and Bess Truman, discusses the Wallace and Truman family members. Wallace discusses the Gates family move to Independence, Madge Gates Wallace's relationship with her family, domestic help and cooking, and Christmas traditions.
Interviews Not transcribed
Did You Know?
When Harry Truman was nine, he contracted a near-fatal case of diphtheria that paralyzed his arms and legs; he was pushed around in a baby carriage for several months until he regained the use of his limbs.