KC Edventures Guide for Ages 9-11

Harry S Truman Library & Museum

Do you think that you might be President some day?  Visit the Harry S Truman Library & Museum to learn more about what a President does.  You can explore some interactive exhibits, make a campaign button, learn about President Truman as a young boy, and find out if you can walk as fast as Harry Truman walked (120 steps a minute)!

Before Your Visit:

Explore Truman Library:

  • Kids will enjoy the exhibits on the ground floor.  They can make a campaign button, create a desk sign, play interactive trivia games, and do puzzles.
  • The Whistlestop Exhibit allows visitors to listen to messages via old-time phones.
  • Some of the museum's exhibits are dedicated to the war.  Kids will be intrigued to learn about what families and children had to endure during wartime (such as food shortages).
  • Of course, you'll want to show the kids the replica of the Oval Office!
  • An exhibit portraying life in the 1940's will amuse visitors as they see old tv's and furniture.
  • Don't forget to visit the replica of the Liberty Bell located outside on the lawn near the parking lot.

Learn More: 

Learn about the President's Roles, create a presidential seal and play a game to learn more about some of the kids who have lived in the White House.

Discover More:

 Become a National Park Junior Ranger by visiting the Harry Truman Historic Site.


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Additional Info

  • Historic: European
  • Music, Theatre & Arts: Theater