Truman Library Institute

A major anniversary and a monumental renovation mark the biggest year in recent memory for the Truman Library Institute and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.


  • The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum will reopen later this year after the largest renovation in the museum’s history. Visitors will explore the life and legacy of our 33rd president through state-of-the-art exhibits, hands-on interactives, and engaging programming.
  • Kansas City—and the nation—is turning its attention to the region’s hometown president this year. In addition to being a presidential election year, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of one of the greatest presidencies in U.S. history. Leading the country from 1945 to 1953, Truman ended World War II and established the framework for postwar peace with the Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine. His decisive and plainspoken leadership—he made the “The Buck Stops Here’’ sign and saying famous—is inspiring at an increasingly critical time in our history.
  • Major events throughout the year will commemorate the 75th anniversary. Celebrate the legacy of Independence’s hometown commander-in-chief with Wild About Harry 2020 and so much more.