The Harry S Truman Farm Home in Grandview, Missouri was added to the site on May 8, 1994. The home is open on weekends during the summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Visit the Truman Farm Home Photo Tour page to explore the site online.
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.
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.
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Harry felt he should be financially sound before he proposed to Bess. He wrote, “They say it is bad luck to buy [a wedding] ring on time [i.e., credit] or with borrowed money, hence my long wait about getting it.”