Archive for the ‘Harry S. Truman’ Category

Dewey Defeats Truman?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

A famous mistake, and now what some museums make a running joke out of is the Nov 3, 1948 headline of the Chicago Tribune: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.

Peace Talks at the Little White House

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Along the driveway of the little white house you will notice six flags representing different countries. These flags were placed on the Little White House property to remind all who see them of the Peace Talk Colin Powell had during his visit to the property in 2001.

Harry Truman’s Botanical Grounds

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

As you walk the grounds of The Little White House you’ll notice a perfectly landscaped and arranged garden around the perimeters of the property.

There are 20 identified botanics:

  1. Avocado
  2. Coconut Palm
  3. Croton
  4. Curly Boy Croton
  5. Date Palm
  6. Florida Soapberry
  7. Florida Thatch Palm
  8. Gumbo Limbo
  9. Hibiscus
  10. Jackaranda
  11. Mango
  12. Mexican Fan Palm
  13. Monkey Grass
  14. Royal Poinciana
  15. Sapodilla
  16. Spanish Almond
  17. Split Leaf Philodendrum
  18. St. Augustine Grass
  19. Palmetto Blade
  20. West Indies Mahogany (45 orchids rest on the mahogany tree on the North Lawn in representation of the U.S. Presidents)

The Botanical is free to all who wish to explore the grounds. For information please come visit us at Harry S. Truman’s Little White House!

Flowers for the President

Monday, February 6th, 2017

On the lawn across from the entrance into the Little White House is a large mahogany tree  with 45 orchids representing each president of the United States.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

What’s your resolution?


Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Have a safe and happy holiday!


Hometown Pass

Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Key West Residents that sign up for the Hometown Pass program will receive free admission to Harry Truman’s Little White House when accompanied by a guest who has purchased a FULL FARE ADULT TICKET.
***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

First day of Winter!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016


George Washington

Monday, December 19th, 2016
George Washington was the first American President of the United States.
He was the first future President to become a prisoner of war– Washington was Captured in the French and Indian War.
Washington was the first President to Marry a widow, and was the only President to not live in Washington D.C.
He is the first President to be depicted upon a United States postage stamp, and was the first President to Veto a Bill.

Trumans Poker Porch

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The community’s steadfast support and generosity in preserving the Harry S. Truman Little White House has been overwhelming.

Help us continue to restore President Truman’s Poker Porch with the exact rattan furniture fabric from 1949.

We are $1,222 towards our $17,500 goal.

Every gift large or small matters.
The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3. We rely on the generosity of individuals and corporations to sustain and advance our mission to preserve the Little White House as Florida’s only presidential museum and promote the American Presidency through educational programs and free exhibits.

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