One of only 13 U.S. Presidential Libraries, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum’s two permanent exhibits chronicle the Missourian’s private life and political career — with exhibits depicting his most difficult decisions like using the atomic bomb, the Cold War and recognizing Israel. President Truman and his wife, Bess, their daughter Margaret Truman Daniel and her husband E. Clifton Daniel, are buried in the museum’s courtyard. Museum visitors can also see two of Truman’s offices — the actual office he used at the Library from 1957-1966 and a replica of his Oval Office with a recorded message from him about the contents. The museum’s historical collection consists of approximately 30,000 objects — including hundreds of Truman family possessions, political memorabilia, diplomatic gifts and 1,300 letters from the Truman courtship and marriage. Truman’s two-term tenure is considered by many historians as one of the most-eventful and most-studied periods in American history. Ascending to the presidency following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death in April 1945, Truman grappled with several controversial decisions-including the release of the atomic bomb, the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), recognizing the State of Israel, and the Executive Order which ended racial discrimination in federal employment and ordered the desegregation of the armed services. His administration was also responsible for the establishment of the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency. Dedicated in July 1957, the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum was the second Presidential Library to receive national designation but the first to be created under the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act. The Truman Library is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and supported in part by its nonprofit partner, the Truman Library Institute.
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Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating, golfing, shopping and fishing, and a wide variety of lodging, restaurants, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste. Lake of the Ozarks vacations are defined by the Lake and its many waterfront accommodations, restaurants, recreational and entertainment venues.
At Lake of the Ozarks you can be as lively or laid back as you want to be. Bring your family, your friends and your colleagues to discover Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
Washington, Missouri has small town charm and big city amenities. This river city sits in the heart of Missouri wine country, just 45-minutes west of St. Louis. With its superb lodging, dining, shopping, art and history, this is the perfect place to call “home” while visiting this region designated as American Viticultural Area.
Spring through winter, Washington is host to many events, including the Spring Art Fair and Winefest, BBQ and Bluesfest, Washington Town & Country Fair, Brewfest, Fall Festivals, Holiday Parades, and an Olde Fashioned Christmas event. April through October, free outdoor music events are offered at least twice each month.
All four seasons can be enjoyed to the fullest with Washington’s landscaping and architecture; so, bring your camera to capture the beauty that is Washington.
Getting to Washington is easy; by car Washington, MO is just off two major interstate highways. Fly into St. Louis’s Lambert International Airport or land your private plane in our regional airport. If you prefer a more leisure way to travel, Amtrak stops in Washington four times daily. Step-on guided tours are available for tours buses and our own tour bus (available for 6-14 passengers) may also be scheduled for a group coming in by train, plane or car.
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