• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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.

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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?

Captain Robert Dennison giving President Harry S. Truman a tour of the U. S. S. Missouri

The world changed a lot during Truman’s life. He wrote to Bess, “These young kids can’t stand the physical and mental inconveniences that the old heads take as a matter of course…. They all live in a machine-convenience age and when the machine doesn’t function for them they are out of luck.”