• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Places

HST at farm ca. 1950.

The Harry S Truman Farm Home in Grandview, Missouri was added to the site on May 8, 1994. Visit the Truman Farm Home Photo Tour page to explore the site online.

 
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The Truman Home offers a glimpse at the personal life of the 33rd President of the United States. Beautiful in its uncluttered commonness, the Truman Home showcases the simple life Truman and his wife Bess enjoyed in Independence before and after his presidency.

 
Truman Library

The Harry S. Truman Library, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the people in a place suitable for exhibit and research.

Did You Know?

Truman with American Legion Members. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman was a joiner. He even tried to learn clarinet so he could play in the Grandview town band. The band knew only two or three tunes, but the leader would confuse audiences by using different names for the same song.