July 6, 1957

On this date in 1957, the Harry S. Truman Library opened in Independence. 


March 5, 1946

Winston Churchill gives his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton. Churchill used the phrase "Iron Curtain" to define the division between Western nations and Soviet powers.


Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States.

November 2, 1948

This date in Missouri and U.S. history: The Show-Me State's Harry S. Truman was elected president.


The USS Missouri

Discover the history on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender aboard the ship.


Painting done by local missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, features people on riverboat having a good time.

Melodies of Missouri

Our state, its people, and their stories are reflected in these half-dozen songs from the past.