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: R
Norman Reigle was the first superintendent of Harry S Truman National Historic Site. The interviews describe early development of the Truman Home and park headquarters, local organization involvement and park operations.
Interviews Not Transcribed
Reynolds, Dwain W.
Dwain Reynolds repaired the Truman home first as a child with his father and then later as an adult. Reynolds discusses minor changes to the home over the years, including the roof materials, interior door locks, and windows.
Interview (pdf - 71.8KB)
Thomas P. Richter served as the ranger in charge when the Truman home was transferred to the National Park Service and was the site's first chief ranger. He remained at the site until October 1987.
Romine, Roy and Carol
Roy Romine was a cousin of Harry Truman. His grandmother, Emily Truman, was the sister of Harry's father, John Anderson Truman. Mr. Romine discusses relationships between the Colgan-Truman family members.
Interview Not Transcribed
Did You Know?
Truman had little patience with self-proclaimed pundits. He wrote, “Senators and ex-Senators go to S[outh] A[merica], Germany, Japan, China, spend two or three days and know all about the countries and know all the answers. Guess I’m dumb.”