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  • February 23 Tuesday

    Online - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

    75th Anniversary of "The Long Telegram"- Online Event

    THE LONG TELEGRAM: George Kennan and the most influential cable in American history featuring New York Times best-selling author, Evan Thomas in conversation with Truman Library Director Kurt Graham.
  • February 22 Monday

    Online - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Calhoun: American Heretic

    John C. Calhoun is among the most notorious and enigmatic figures in American political history.
  • February 19 Friday

    Online - 11:30am to 12:30pm

    Letter Writing: From Personal Connection to Sharing Values

    Get inspired by viewing a letter reading by actors portraying John and Abigail Adams. A brief demonstration gives guidance on how to write a letter to the president, making your voice a part of the historical record
  • February 17 Wednesday

    Online - 11:30am to 12:30pm

    Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance

    With vivid costumes, the multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group performs new dances showcasing traditional West African rhythm and movements. Sing along and a folktale comes to life before your very eyes!
  • February 15 Monday

    Online - 11:30am to 12:30am

    Presidential Suite: A Conversation with Ted Nash

    In honor of Presidents’ Day, we are hosting a virtual program titled “Presidential Suite: A Conversation with Ted Nash” at 11:30am on Feb 15. It will be pre-recorded & debut on our YouTube and Facebook channels.
  • Online - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    10th Annual Presidents' Day Family Festival

    Join us for a virtual program featuring presidential storytelling, creative at-home activities, musical performances, and more to bring history to life for all ages.
  • January 12 Tuesday

    Online - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Ike's Book Club

    We meet the 2nd Tuesday of alternating months at 7 p.m. These discussions are open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you have read the book.
  • January 7 Thursday

    Online - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    DocsTeach in the Classroom: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Educators, join the National Archives and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a webinar on American responses to the refugee crisis and to the Holocaust in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Online - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Beethoven in America

    In celebration of the Beethoven 250th birthday, Robert Aubry Davis leads a discussion on Beethoven's influence in America.
  • January 3 Sunday

    West Branch, IA - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Viva Hoover! Exhibit Closes

    Viva Hoover! The 1928 Good Will Tour exhibit closes on January 3, 2021.
  • December 18 Friday

    Online - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Wine and the White House: A History

    Join the Ford Foundation/Library/Museum for a festive evening of history and wine tasting (in your home) for "Wine and the White House: A History" presented by Frederick Ryan Jr. with guest sommelier, Adam Fortuna.
  • December 17 Thursday

    Online - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Home For The Holidays With The Trumans - Virtual Event

    Gather around the virtual hearth to hear stories of being home for the holidays with the Trumans from Doug Richardson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site.
  • Online - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Larry Tye author program

    Bestselling author Larry discusses his book "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy" with journalist Mike King.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.