TEMPORARY CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, Missouri, the National Archives and Records Administration is closing the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence. We are making every effort to continue providing essential services and respond to inquiries at truman.library@nara.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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  • Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, Missouri, the National Archives and Records Administration is closing the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence effective Monday, July 26, 2021.
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Harry S. Truman wearing a World War I uniform
Featured Online Collection
Harry Truman in World War I

Harry Truman was the only American President to serve in combat in World War I. This online collection follows Truman's personal journey through months of training and combat.

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The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the people in a place suitable for exhibit and research. Consistently ranked among the top tourism destinations in the Kansas City region, no visit to America's heartland is complete without a trip to the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.