Truman Library Institute

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library, reopening in 2021, will introduce new generations to the “Buck Stops Here” president.


  • Set to debut in 2021, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum will reopen to the public after the largest renovation in the museum’s history. State-of-the-art technology will breathe new life into one of only 14 presidential libraries in the country. Guests will see new permanent exhibits that showcase the compelling story of Harry Truman’s journey from farmer, soldier and small business owner to the Presidency.

  • The legacy of Truman’s administration continues to reverberate today: atomic weapons, post-WWII reconstruction, United Nations, NATO, recognizing the state of Israel, desegregating the military, Korean War, origins of the Cold War and relations with Russia, and much, much more.

  • Truman wanted his presidential library to not be a shrine to him but a center for the presidency where visitors could learn about our democracy, including how to be informed and involved citizens of the United States, something that is more important today than ever before.