History Happy Hour: Truman and the Rich and Famous
Babe Ruth, Bob Hope and Groucho Marx aren’t the first names that come to mind when you think about Harry Truman’s circle. And it might be hard to imagine him rubbing elbows with Jack Benny and Mickey Mantle. But during his administration and after he left the White House, Truman was associated with a cadre of famous entertainers, politicians, and athletes who are household names today. Archivist David Clark will draw on the Library’s audiovisual and manuscript holdings to showcase President Truman’s relationships with the rich and famous of the 40’, 50’s, and beyond. This event is offered in partnership with Happy Hour — an upscale wine, beer, spirits, cigars and gifts store in Independence. Owner Carolyn Marsh and Beverage Specialist Sean will pour tastings of: Mad Hatter Beer, Fess Parker Riesling, and Jack Daniels Bourbon. Truman Library Institute members are free, price of museum admission for non-members. Limited space available.
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm