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Truman Library 1h
We had a unique visitor to the Library this morning - "Harry S. Turtle" tried to come and and do some research, but he didn't have proper identification. We moved him over into the hedges alongside our door - we hope he finds a happy little home somewhere near!
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Truman Library Jun 17
One of HST's officers, Major John Miles, attended Bess and Harry's wedding and gave them a cut glass celery dish. Celery was something of a delicacy at this time, and upper class homes used special serving dishes for it.
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Truman Library Jun 17
No, our friends at the will remain on their normal operating schedule (they are part of the Park Service; we are the National Archives). And our Research Room will remain open during the renovation as well!
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Truman Library Jun 14
HST & the 50 States moves to Illinois this week! Truman spoke at Eldorado, Illinois on September 30, 1948, during his whistlestop campaing that crisscrossed the country that fall.
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Truman Library Jun 14
We are excited to move forward with our museum renovation this summer! Our Museum will be closing for about 1 year on July 23; our Research Room will continue to be open throughout this process.
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Truman Library Jun 12
Good luck to the Senior Division students who made it to finals at National History Day today - you will do great!
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Truman Library Jun 11
According to Bess's wedding gift list, her grandmother, Elizabeth Emery Gates, gave Bess & Harry a tea set. This name card has a black border around it to show Mrs. Gates was still in mourning for her husband, George Porterfield Gates, who died June 25, 1918.
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Truman Library Institute Jun 11
Harry’s been hard at work! Stay tuned this Thursday, June 13, for an exciting announcement about the next era for the .
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Truman Library Jun 11
Good luck to all the Missouri Senior Division students (grades 9-12) competing at National History Day today! Also good luck to the Junior students who made to finals today!
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Truman Library Jun 10
Replying to @PMEUBC
Four generations of family lived in that house - Bess's grandparents, her mother, her siblings (& later her and Harry), and their daughter Margaret. Things got a bit inter-mingled, & it's sometimes hard to tell what belonged to whom.
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Truman Library Jun 10
We wish we did! Our colleagues at the , who administer the home, would know more. However, they can't determine what would have been a wedding gift & what might be Wallace-Gates family items.
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Truman Library Jun 10
Replying to @ghxstbxnes
Here's the link to our photograph database with the image!
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Truman Library Jun 10
Harry's mother & sister gave a set of 12 teaspoons & 12 boullion spoons to Harry & Bess for their wedding. This envelope didn't come with a card - we only determined this gift was from Mama & Mary Jane by looking at Bess's gift list, which we shared last week!
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Truman Library Jun 10
Good luck to all the Junior level stuents (6th through 8th grade) competing at Day today!
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Truman Library Jun 7
Certainly not a job we would want! He must have drawn the short straw that day....
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Truman Library Jun 7
Replying to @WolfsonArchives
No - we're living life on the edge here!
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Truman Library Jun 7
We shared our infamous "Hunky Harry" photo earlier; it's only fair to share this slightly less-hunky photo of HST (left) at Truman Beach in Key West, Florida. On the right is Gen. Harry Vaughan.
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Truman Library Jun 7
We're back from lunch and ready to dive back into the ! (Daniel family home movies)
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Truman Library Jun 7
Thanks ! The folks at the are good people!
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Truman Library Jun 7
not always fun and games. HST ensured that pools in Washington DC on federal owned property were open to all, despite pressure to segregate them. Received this report from Dept. of Interior re usage of pools in 1951.
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