Local Partners & Information Resources
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum - located in Independence, was established by President Truman in 1957.
Harry S Truman Office & Courtroom - located in the 1933 Jackson County Courthouse on historic Independence Square. This facility is closed until 2012.
Vaile Mansion - built in 1881 by local entrepreneur and U.S. mail contractor Harvey Merrick Vaile.
Bingham-Waggoner Estate - built in 1855, the home was once owned by artist George Caleb Bingham and later occupied by the founders of the Waggoner Gates Milling Co. of which Bess Truman's grandfather was co-owner.
1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum - two-story 1859 Jackson County Jail which once housed Frank James.
National Frontier Trails Museum (NFTM) - presents the history of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails and the personal stories of the pioneers who opened the West.
Did You Know?
Harry Truman learned history during the “great man” period. It was a time when teachers hoped students would want to emulate the heroes they learned about.