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: Z
Zobrist, Dr. Benedict K.
Dr. Benedict Zobrist was director of the Harry S. Truman Library from 1971-1994. Zobrist worked to develop the library as a research institution. At the request of Margaret Truman Daniel, he directed his staff to complete an inventory of the Truman home in 1981-1982, then oversaw the transfer of the home from the National Archives to the National Park Service after Bess Truman's death in October 1982.
Interview (pdf - 131KB)
Viola Zumault became friends with Mary Jane Truman after joining the Order of the Eastern Star. Zumault gives a detailed description of the society and also discusses letters she received from Mary Jane Truman.
Interview Not Transcribed
Did You Know?
Harry Truman was born on 8 May 1884 in a 20 x 28-foot cottage in Lamar, Missouri. His family moved from there before he was a year old. His birthplace is operated by the State of Missouri as a historic site.