• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri


oral history project
This ongoing project was initiated with the founding of Harry S Truman NHS. Interviews are conducted with people close to Harry and Bess Truman to gain a better understanding of their life in Independence and Grandview. More...
Margaret Truman, ca. 1947

Harry S Truman NHS Remembers
Margaret Truman Daniel
February 17, 1924 - January 29, 2008

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.