• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • 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 History Informants by Association

Oral history informants have been categorized by their association to the Truman family. Click on the links below to view the informants' photos, learn about their association from the short biographies and read available transcripts.

Family Members – Gates

Family Members – Truman

Family Members – Wallace

Friends and Neighbors

Grandview Farm

Local Business People

Medical Personnel

National Park Service Employees

Political Associates

Secret Service

Truman Domestic Staff at Independence

Truman Home Contractors and Decorators

Truman Library Employees

Truman White House Staff


Did You Know?

Bess Wallace sitting on a bench. Credit: National Park Service

Harry Truman had the idea he needed to be rich before he could marry Bess. He wrote her, “I don’t think any man should expect a girl to go to a less comfortable home that she’s used to.” Also, “You’ve no idea how crazy I am about you and you won’t have until I get somewhat richer than at present.”