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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

The museum, archives and activities offer an up close and personal look at America’s 33rd President. The exhibits offer authentic educational experiences while helping students gain a deeper understanding of our nation’s history, government and democratic ideals.

Address: 500 W Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate, supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.  

 
YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:

Film and Exhibitions: Truman: The Presidential Years; Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times

All Levels

When: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Your visit shall include an introductory file that traces Harry S. Truman’s life. Explore a replica of Truman’s Oval Office, the dramatic Presidential Years exhibition, interactive decision theaters, hands-on activities in Harry Truman’s Life and Times exhibit, the grave sites of President and Mrs. Truman, and much more. Fees include a full museum access and a curriculum guide.

Parking: Park in the southeast parking lot and enter through the front doors.

Cost Per Girl: $8
Cost Per Adult:
$3

Register online at trumanlibrary.org/exhibits

Questions? Call Administrative offices at (816) 268-8200 or 24-hour info line (800) 833-1225

Badge connections: Citizen: Good Neighbor, Celebrating Community, Inside Government


The White House Decision Center

Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

When: 7 days a week, 8am-5pm

Students are challenged to step into the roles of President Truman and his advisors to tackle some of the greatest challenges ever faced by a world leader: Ending World War II; Addressing Postwar Civil Rights; Reacting to the Soviet Blockage of Berlin; Addressing the End of the British Mandate in Palestine; and Responding to the Communist Invasion of south Korea. It’s a “hands on” history lab in primary source analysis, team work, leadership and public speaking. See video.

Group size is min. 24 and max. 72

Follow signs to East Entrance – White House Decision Center

How to Register: Email thewhitehousedecisioncenter@gmail.com

Badge/Journey Connections: Legacy: Finding Common Ground, Public Policy, It’s Your World, Change It!

Learn more on their website.


Truman Foot Locker

 Daisy    Brownie   Junior

When: 7 days a week, 2 week rentals

Truman’s “Buck Stops Here” desk sign, diary entries and a “Dewey Defeats Truman!” newspaper are just a few of the treasures your students will explore. Elementary students explore his political career and presidential legacy. Footlockers and teaching guides are available for two week rentals.

Parking: Park in the southeast parking lot and enter through the front doors.

Cost per person: FREE

How to Register: Email mark.adams@nara.gov

Questions? Call Mark Adams at 816-268-8236

Badge/Journey Connections: Civic Engagement and Healthy Relationships, Brownie “My Family Story”