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Image of young Bess Wallace.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Visit Independence

Join us at the Bess Tea Event at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.  Beginning at 2 PM,  there is a Commemoration in the auditorium, followed by a wreath laying at her gravesite. Harry S. Truman impersonator John Pritchard will share his grandfather's account of his time as President Truman's security detail. Douglas J. Richardson of the Truman Home will show exclusive photos and information about the former First Lady Bess Wallace Truman.

3:30 PM Refreshments provided by the Independence Pioneers Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The Truman Library will provide 100 cupcakes in commemoration of First Daughter Margaret Truman Daniel's 100th birthday on February 17.

To RSVP or for questions, please get in touch with the Director of Public Programs, Azalea Michel-Whitley at