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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Truman Library and Museum

This year we decided to do something very Presidential on Presidents’ Day – we visited the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO. I had never been to a Presidential Library before and having one so close by is kind of cool! We learned a lot about Truman before he became President, during his Presidency, and afterwards. I never knew that Truman became President when VP under FDR and FDR died. He was then elected President for a 2nd term.

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Truman recognized Israel as a country in 1948.

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The kids enjoyed the Whistle-Stop Campaign display.

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Kansas voted Republican even when Truman (a Democrat) was from the neighboring state of MO.

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The outside area features a memorial flame and the gravesites of Truman and his wife.

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This is the office that Truman worked in at the library.

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There is also an Oval Office replica showing how it looked when he was President.

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There was a Truman look alike present.

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The lower level features the life and times of Truman before he became President as well as a few interactive things for the kids to do.

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Overall, it was a good experience for us! Have you ever been to a Presidential Library?

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