Reimagined Harry Truman presidential library set to reopen
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — After nearly two years of renovations, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri, is ready to welcome visitors again.
The museum looks similar from the outside, but the inside has been completely reimagined in how it presents Truman's story and his legacy for the modern world. The nearly $30 million project is the most extensive since the museum opened in 1957. Work was slowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new museum presents Truman's story from his Missouri childhood until his death. It has interactive exhibits and videos combined with hundreds of artifacts. Museum director Kurt Graham said a primary focus was explaining how decisions Truman made still affect today's world.