Archive for November, 2012

Are You Wild About Harry?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Harry S. Truman Being Sworn in as President

Did you know that Harry S. Truman was sworn in as the 33rd President of the United States less than three months of being vice president? On April 12, 1945, Truman became President after the tragic, unexpected death of Roosevelt.

Harry in WWI

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Truman as a WWI American Solider

In 1917, World War I was in full swing and Truman joined the army like a million others his age! He served in France, leaving the army as a captain in May of 1919. Very soon after he married Elizabeth “Bess” Wallace! The Truman couple was born!

The Little White House… in 1890

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Quarters A & B

Did you know that what we call the Harry S. Truman Little White House was originally waterfront when it was built in 1980? It was constructed as a first officer’s quarters on the submarine base naval station. The wooden duplex was made up of Quarters A for the base commandant and Quarters B for the paymaster. However, in 1911, the home was converted into a single-family dwelling.