Harry S Truman: Soldier to Senator Exhibit

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Date: January 8, 2008

A new exhibit entitled Harry S Truman: Soldier to Senator is now featured at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site announced Superintendent Larry Villalva.  The exhibit will be on display through May 31, 2008 and features items from the museum collection not previously exhibited.  Historic photos and other objects from World War I through Truman’s Senate days will be included.  

Three periods of Harry Truman’s life defined his rise to the Presidency.  As a soldier during World War I he discovered he had the ability to lead others in the face of danger.  During his days as administrative Judge on the Jackson County Court he gained skills that would give him an advantage during his years as chairman of the Truman Committee.  As a Senator he won the respect of many for saving taxpayers millions in defense dollars.    

The exhibit is located at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center, 223 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is no admission fee for the exhibit. Contact 816-254-9929 for more information.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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