Saturday, June 20, 2015

TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY: SPECIAL EXHIBIT COMMEMORATING 70th ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WORLD WAR II

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located in Independence, Missouri, and is one of FIVE Presidential Libraries on our "Presidential Libraries and Fall Foliage of the Midwest"©  USA-heritage tour.




2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Commemorating this event which impacted world history, the Truman Presidential Library and Museum is featuring a Special Exhibition, "Till We Meet Again" thru the end of 2015.

This Exhibition commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and Harry Truman’s elevation to the Presidency. Set in the tumultuous year of 1945, the Exhibition uses the history of the war as a backdrop to the momentous events of that year - the violent battles in the Atlantic, Europe, and the Pacific, the Yalta Conference, the death of President Roosevelt and elevation of Harry Truman to the Presidency, the surrender of Germany, the founding of the United Nations, the Potsdam Conference, the use of the atomic bomb, and the surrender of Japan.

Told through iconic artifacts and history-shaping documents, supplemented by memorable video clips, letters, diary entries, and personal mementoes, the exhibition follows a new President wrestling with decisions that will affect the future of the world, while ordinary Americans of the Greatest Generation struggle to survive the war and look ahead to the uncertainty of their new lives in a land forever altered by the world conflict. 

Permanent Exhibitions at the Truman Presidential Library and Museum:

Truman: The Presidential Years
The major issues and events of Harry Truman's Presidency are highlighted in this 10,500-square-foot core exhibition. Featuring two decision theaters, enhanced audio and video programs, and new interactive elements, this exhibition forms the centerpiece of the Truman Library and Museum.

This major permanent exhibition highlights the personal side of the life of Harry Truman and his family. Featuring many important objects from the Truman Library collections, this exhibition follows the lives of the Trumans primarily through the many letters exchanged between Harry and Bess Truman over the years.



Our "Presidential Libraries and Fall Foliage of the Midwest"©   custom-created USA  
heritage and cultural tour includes the Truman Presidential Library, along with four other Presidential Libraries and Museums located in America's picturesque Midwest. For more information and to make reservations for this fun and interesting heritage tour, link to:  http://www.snobbytours.com/PrezLibMidwestFFChicago.html 


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