• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Cultural Landscape Report

Bess Truman's rose garden in the backyard of Truman Home.

Bess Truman's rose garden in the backyard of the Truman Home.


Cultural Landscape Report: Truman Home

Though it is impossible for natural elements to be "frozen in time," it is possible to maintain the general appearance of the cultural landscape. This plan guides park staff in the maintenance of the property. All floor plans have been removed for security reasons.

Part I: Administrative Data (250 KB)
Part II: Historical Data (2.95 MB)
Part III: Field Survey/Existing Vegetation (327 KB)
Part IV: Recommendations and Analysis (415 KB)
Part V: Maintenance Guide to Perpetuate the 1953 - 1972 Historic Landscape (553 KB)
Appendix (4.90 MB)

Did You Know?

Truman in front of an oil well. Credit: Truman Library

Truman was partner in an oil company before WWI. They sunk what they thought was a dry well in Kansas, but what later proved to be the famous Teter Pool; had they drilled a bit more, Truman would have been a millionaire.