Via Zoom on March 24 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time

The Harry S. Truman Library was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials that document Truman’s life and careers as farmer, soldier, businessman, local politician, U.S. senator, vice president and former president, with an emphasis on his ideals of citizenship, learning, and service.

The Truman Library was dedicated July 6, 1957. In attendance was former President Herbert Hoover (then the only living former president other than President Truman), Chief Justice Earl Warren, and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Truman established an office in the building and worked there five to six days a week. He actively participated in the day-to-day operation of the Library, personally training museum docents and conducting impromptu “press conferences” for visiting school students. He frequently arrived before the staff and would often answer the phone to give directions and answer questions, telling surprised callers that he was the “man himself.”

At the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library you will be immersed in some of the most dramatic chapters of world history, from the Great War to WWII and the Cold War, to the creation of the State of Israel, Civil Rights advancements, the extreme makeover of The White House and, of course, Truman’s Whistle Stop campaign and 1948 victory.

Register for this presentation at You must register for each lecture with an email address associated with your Zoom account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for a free Zoom account at When you register, you will receive an email from with your personalized login. Save it, and also remember to search your email for if you need to find your login on the 24th.

Even if you can’t attend the live Theodore Talk, as long as you register in advance you will receive a link to the Zoom recording of the event. All Theodore Talks have Closed Captioning enabled.


Minnesota Mensa discussion following the national Theodore Talk

After every national Theodore Talk there’s a Q&A with the speaker. After that ends, around 3:30 p.m. or a little later, we’ll open a local Zoom meeting to talk more about the library, if you wish, or other topics that are on your mind.

The Zoom link for our local meeting is: 87383125718?pwd=b43UcHuKma2rt2iZX3nanLN0XTYTo1.1 with meeting ID 873 8312 5718 and passcode: V7QvsH.

Contact: Linda Seebach, or (507) 213-8656.

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