• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Orlando Nace

Orlando Nace

Nace, Orlando
Interviewed November 20, 1985

Orlando Nace was a piano tuner and violin maker from Independence, Missouri. He and his son tuned the Trumans' piano at 219 N. Delaware Street over a period of approximately fifty years.

Interview (pdf - 181KB)
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Did You Know?

Truman on a horse in 1933. Credit: Truman Library

Although he was an optimist, Harry Truman sometimes became discouraged. In 1933, he wrote to Bess, “Tomorrow I’ll be forty-nine and for all the good I’ve done the forty might as well be left off….” Little did he know what his future held.