Program areas at The Harry S Truman Library Institute National and International Affairs
See schedule oeducation: The Truman Library offers a suite of engaging on-site and school-based educational programs that meet state and National academic standards. These critically acclaimed programs are designed to teach participants about Truman, democracy, The presidency, and The importance of civic engagement, while strengthening important life and leadership skills. Each year, tens of thousands of students and teachers gain a deeper understanding of our nation's history, government, and democratic ideals through The Library's educational programs. Using primary source documents and artifacts, students draw connections between The past, present, and future to better understand, anticipate, and resolve problems. The white house decision center is a nationally recognized hands-on history lab where participants step into The roles of president Truman and his advisors and work with formerly classified primary source documents to tackle some of history's greatest challenges. Reading like a historian, based on stanford history education group curriculum, is a museum-based, truman-focused program that engages students and teachers in historical inquiry while improving literacy, communicating The roles and duties of The government, and fostering a love of history.institute funds also sponsor The greater Kansas city regional National history day competition, The student internship program, The in-classroom Truman footlocker program, educator workshops, and The annual summer teacher conference. Additional educational resources include curriculum guides, a media lending Library, and a presidential trivia contest. Truman's research grants program continues to attract top scholars and expand our understanding of Truman and his consequential presidency. Since opening in 1959, The Library's research room has welcomed more than 15,000 historians, writers, and scholars from more than 40 nations. From The beginning and to The present, The Institute has provided more than $3.3 million in financial support to researchers. Today, research grants, awards, and fellowships provide crucial assistance to emerging and established scholars whose contributions illuminate The critical issues of Truman's presidency and legacy.dissertation year fellowships subsidize a doctoral student's teaching or employment income to facilitate completion of a dissertation that includes historical scholarship of Truman's career or time period. The scholar's award supplements teaching or employment salaries for established scholars working on some aspect of Truman or public and foreign policy issues prominent during his time. Research grants, including The john k. hulston scholarship, offset The cost of conducting onsite research at The Truman Library. The biennial Harry S. Truman book award recognizes The best book published within a two-year period dealing primarily and substantially with Truman or The history of The united states during his presidency.the Institute aims to fulfill president Truman's wishes for his Library by ensuring access to his papers and The study of The presidency. To accomplish his wishes for today and The future, The Institute sponsors collection preservation and conservation, and digital archives support.
See schedule oexhibitions: The newly renovated $29 million museum exhibition significantly enhances The visitor experience. An expansion to The Library's east side reorients The museum entrance, placing a dramatic emphasis on The courtyard and The trumans' gravesites. Now concentrated entirely on one floor, The new 12,400-square-foot permanent exhibition focuses on Truman's life before, during, and after his presidency with technological upgrades, hands-on interactive elements, never-before-seen artifacts, updated scholarship, and a comprehensive educational strategy. This redistribution doubled The square footage of The Library's lower-level galleries, creating an adaptable space for higher-profile temporary exhibits, which will increase visitation on an ongoing basis.the new museum exhibition includes 230 artifacts plus several hundred facsimiles of documents, letters and handwritten materials. Highlights include: - immersive sound-and-light theaters depicting world war i and The cold war - 14-foot interactive globe exploring The hard problems of peace following world war ii - expanded insight on Truman's leadership on civil rights and The recognition of israel - fresh perspective on Truman's family, including bess Truman's role as advisor and confidante - loyalty review board role-playing game where players uncover government disloyalty during The red scare - increased storytelling and never-before seen artifacts from The korean waradditionally, The Truman Library Institute offers two traveling exhibitions available for showing: - Harry S. Truman and The birth of israel - one of The most defining moments of president Truman's tenure was his executive action to extend de facto diplomatic recognition to The state of israel on may 14, 1948, just 11 minutes after that nation declared independence. This exhibit explores The historical, cultural, and personal factors that went into The decision, which was an extremely contentious issue among Truman's cabinet and advisors. - Harry S. Truman: Kansas city's commander in chief - this exhibit explores The challenges president Truman faced, The decisions he made that shaped our democracy, and The milestones that sealed his place in history as one of our nation's greatest presidents.more than 75 years after ascending to The presidency, Harry Truman is back in Washington, d.c. for nearly two decades, Missouri leaders have sought to secure a place for Truman - consistently ranked among our nation's greatest leaders - in The National statuary hall collection. The dream is now a reality. A newly commissioned bronze statue of president Truman was unveiled and dedicated in The u.s. capitol rotunda on september 29, 2022. Truman's statue is The tenth presidential statue in The capitol rotunda, flanked by george Washington and ulysses S. grant. Each year, The capitol is visited by an estimated 3 to 5 million people from across The nation and around The world. This extraordinary legacy project was made possible by generous gifts from organizations and individuals across The country.
See schedule opublic outreach programs and community events: with The goal of informing and engaging local, regional, National and International audiences, The Truman Library and Institute present distinguished authors, historians, journalists, and dignitaries in lectures, panel discussions, and signature events. Through these activities, The Library and Institute strive to increase attendance numbers, visibility, and its network of friends, while also inspiring audiences to play a role in shaping our nation's future. Past program presenters have included former presidents, secretaries of state and defense, ambassadors, senators, congressmen, and generals. Campaign and endowed support for public programs continue to make possible in-person and live-streamed events during fiscal year 2022:truman legacy series - october 7, 2021 - "third reich on trial: 75th anniversary of The nuremberg trials" featuring john q. barrett, kristan mcmahon, joseph ross, and kurt graham - december 15, 2021 - "freedom from fear: executive order 9808 and Truman's fight for civil rights" featuring emanuel cleaver and richard gergel - march 15, 2022 - "The cold war gets hot: The Truman doctrine and democracy's challenge, then and now" featuring john avlon - march 30, 2022 - "women rising: The women with silver wings" featuring katherine sharp landdeckwhistle stop series - october 14, 2021 - "captain Harry and world war one" featuring d. m. giangreco - november 2, 2021 - "Truman and pendergast" featuring john herron - november 22, 2021 - "judge Truman meets mr. veatch" featuring david von drehle and tim triplett - december 2, 2021 - "senator Truman" featuring claire mccaskillother significant events - november 21, 2021 - howard and Virginia bennett forum on The presidency featuring heather cox richardson and david von drehle - february 24, 2022 - "white lies: The double life of walter f. white and america's darkest secret" featuring a.j. Baime - april 28, 2022 - 23rd annual wild about Harry gala featuring keynote speaker jeffrey frank and legacy of leadership awardee william burns - may 25, 2022 - "incomparable grace: jfk in The presidency" featuring mark updegrove and kurt graham - june 15 and 16, 2022 - sold out members night(s) at The museumduring fiscal year 2022, tens of thousands of people were reached via in-person programming, webcasts, radio interviews, television broadcasts, e-news, and social media initiatives.
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