Our Favorite Harry Truman Quotes on Education
Principal and teachers of the Columbian School, Independence, Missouri. Top row, left to right: Tillie C. Adams; William D. Hifner, principal; Donna Loar. Middle row, l-r: Mary V. Moore; Belle Murphy. Bottow row, l-r: Laura Woodruff; Mamie Dunne; Retta Searingen. From: Independence Schools.

Our Favorite Harry Truman Quotes on Education

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Independence's Harry S. Truman loved learning. Even before he started school, he knew how to read, and his love for history and biography served him well as President of the…

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We’re Reopening our Historic Sites

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After being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Independence will reopen the Vaile Mansion and the Bingham-Waggoner Estate to the public beginning Saturday, May…

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SantaCaliGon Days Friday Night Headliner Announced

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After a pandemic put a damper on the SantaCaliGon Days Festival in 2020, festival organizers have announced that the multi-platinum band Little Texas will be headlining the mainstage Friday night at…

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Independence, Colorized

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Which sounds longest? 73,000 days, 2,400 months, or 200 years? No matter how you look at it, Missouri officially reached its bicentennial on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, and we're happy…

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5 Times Harry Truman Looked like Harry Potter

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Is it just us, or does a young Harry Truman bear a striking resemblance to everyone's favorite wizard, Harry Potter? We're lucky that the Truman Library grants free access to…

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