Archive for November, 2011

It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

No, this is not a blog about Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Today’s entry is about what happened on November 8, 1991. After sitting dormant and decaying for years, the Harry S. Truman Little White House was rededicated after a $1.7 million renovation from private funding. Over 200 people attended the ceremony and heard then Secretary of the Navy (and now Senator, D-Virginia) James Webb give the keynote address.

Fast forward 20 years to 2011. With any wooden structure in a sub tropical climate, restoration never ends. Even with all that we have accomplished, we still have a long way to go. There are lots of ways you can get involved. You can join the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation. Physical items are always appreciated and we have a couple here that we are in search of. Or consider us in your will. If it had not been for the generous donations in 1991 the Little White House might still be sitting in disrepair. But its not. It is alive and well and continues to share the legacy of President Harry S. Truman to visitors of Key West.