Due to the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) in downtown Independence, parking will be limited around the park visitor center and surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly. The Truman Home will be open for tours.
Oral Histories: J
Jaques, Richard and Jane
Mr. Jacques was a student of Ethel Noland. In his interview he talks about his job as a wallpaper hanger working in the Noland Home and the difficulties with the project.
Interview Not Transcribed
Johnson, Lady Bird
Lady Bird Johnson visited Harry S Truman National Historic Site on June 24, 1997 with her daughter and granddaughter to research the National Park Service's management policies of the Truman Home.
Interview (pdf - 601KB)
Trudy Johnson was hired in October of 1980 and served as a night time nurse and companion to Mrs. Truman until June 1981.
Interview (pdf - 1.56MB)
Did You Know?
President Truman recognized the state of Israel on 14 May 1948. The Arab countries were not pleased. The next day, Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.