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Truman Museum to fully reopen after renovations, pandemic

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-02 10:47:27-04

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The newly restored Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is quickly moving toward fully reopening after renovations and the pandemic caused disruptions.

Starting this coming week, it will open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays. The research room also is resuming operations for the first time since the pandemic started.

Monday and Tuesday hours will be added on the week of April 25. Then on May 8, in honor of Truman's birthday, the museum will open on Sundays, too, although not until noon.

The museum reopened last July after a two-year renovation project but was closed again in October as COVID-19 increased in Jackson County. It reopened in December but with limited hours.

The nearly $30 million renovation was the most extensive project at the museum since it was built in 1957. It offers more exhibits and artifacts, along with interactive exhibits, and a new layout that walks visitors through Truman's life from his Missouri childhood through his presidency and his later years.