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Truman Museum closing its doors for a year for renovation

First major renovation in more than two decades
Posted: 5:33 PM, Jun 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-13 18:43:04-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In one month, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, will close its doors for a year to undergo its first major renovation in more than two decades.

The project will cost about $25 million. The museum will reopen next year for the 75th anniversary of the start of Truman's presidency.

Museum director Kurt Graham on Thursday released mock-ups of what the library and museum will look like after the renovation.

"The exhibit is going to be laced with 21st-century, state-of-the-art media opportunities, all kinds of different interactives and ways that story is going to be told," Graham said.

The museum's last day before the temporary closure is Monday, July 22.