• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Weekend Parking

    Due to the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) in downtown Independence, parking will be limited around the park visitor center and surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly. The Truman Home will be open for tours.

Ted Marks

Harry Truman and Ted Marks in uniform, 1919.
From left to right: Captain Ted Marks, Lieutenant Walter Slagle and Captain Harry S Truman in front of the Wallace home at 219 N. Delaware in Independence, Missouri. May 1919.
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
 
Wallace-Truman wedding party, June 28, 1919.
Wallace-Truman wedding party in the yard of the Wallace (Truman) home in Independence, Missouri. Left to right: Helen Wallace, cousin of the bride; Harry S Truman; Bess Wallace Truman; Louise Wells, cousin of the bride. Back row: Ted Marks, friend of the groom; Frank Wallace, brother of the bride.
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
 

Did You Know?

Little Boy. TRUMAN LIBRARY

Truman claimed FDR told him about the atomic bomb during their first conference after the ’44 election, but only that it was a tremendous explosive that might end the war. The details came after FDR’s death.