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 Museum and Library.


  • 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.

  • Kansas City—and the nation—is turning its attention to the region’s hometown president during this election year. Consistently ranked as one of the top presidents in U.S. history, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Truman’s rise to the Oval Office. From ending World War II to establishing postwar peace with the Marshall Plan, NATO and the Truman Doctrine, Truman’s legacy of integrity and common sense continues to inform, inspire, educate and engage at a critical time in our nation’s history.

  • Major online events throughout the year commemorate the 75th anniversary of Truman taking the presidential oath of office. See and learn from best-selling authors like Chris Wallace of Fox News (Countdown 1945) and A.J. Baime (Dewey Defeats Truman) and other engaging public programs.