Archive for March, 2010

Presidential Grandchildren

Monday, March 29th, 2010

We had a wonderful event this last Friday, March 26 at the Little White House.  The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation and Harry’s Girls hosted Clifton Truman Daniel, Margaret Hoover and her husband author and political commentator, John Avlon.  The conversation and discussions were wonderful as was the food and drink.  We are hoping to have them back next year for an event that is not to be missed!

John Avlon, Margaret Hoover and Clifton Truman Daniel

The Prarie Home Companion comes to the Little White House

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Imagine our surprise when American humorist, essayist, storyteller and radio personality Garrison Keillor stopped by the Little White House on Saturday for a tour with our own Bob Wolz.   As one of America’s greatest storytellers, it was quite an honor for us to share our stories of Harry S. Truman and the history of the Little White House. Garrison Keillor and Bob Wolz

Even the President Gets Counted

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

2010 is a census year in the United States, which is basically the government’s way of doing a head count.  In 1950, another census year, the Truman family was vacationing in Key West.  While on the island,  the census caught up with the president and his family and  they were interviewed on the lawn.  As the picture shows, the Truman family, especially Mrs. Truman and Margaret enjoyed the line of questioning directed at the president.  Even the the President of the United States is not immune to the questions of census as he was asked, “What is your occupation?”

The Truman family with a census worker in 1950.

Happy 100th Birthday to the Boy Scouts

Monday, March 1st, 2010

On Saturday, February 27, we had a great group of young men at the Little White House the Boy Scouts from troops 573 and 578 that represent Key West and Big Pine Key.  They were to here to plant a tree on the grounds of the Little White House as part of their Centennial Project.  2010 marks the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America and troops around the country are all taking on a special service projects in honor of the this special year. The Centennial Tree that was planted was a jacaranda, which when mature, will produce large purple flowers and really look fabulous in our garden.

Boy Scouts from Troops 573 and 578 planting their Centennial Tree