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.
Oral Histories: O
Reathel Odum was Bess W. Truman's personal secretary from 1945 to 1953. Odum discusses living in the White House, Madge Gates Wallace, guests of the Trumans during the presidency, and visiting the Truman home in Independence.
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Did You Know?
While scientific facts can be tested, historic facts are more difficult to pin down. Harry Truman said, “You can have three different people watch an accident out here on the intersection and get three different versions about what happened.”