WWI exploded in the late summer of 1914 and though underrepresented in the histories, women were working hard in war industries, nursing, transportation and fighting for equal rights. The survival of women’s fashion also played an important role in keeping up morale, maintaining ties with allies and even helping war-time economies, especially in France. From the evolution of the war-time silhouette, the influence of military uniforms and post-war emancipation, Silk and Steel: French Fashion, Women and WWI, provides a new chapter of the history of the war at the Museum and Memorial. Exhibition open Sept. 25, 2020 – April 11, 2021 in the Wylie Gallery.
Now, a massive $26 million renovation of Truman’s presidential museum will allow visitors of all ages to explore Truman’s life and enduring legacy through immersive theaters, hands-on exhibits and never-before-seen artifacts.
“We have learned a lot about Harry Truman in the last 20 years. We also know a lot more about how museums connect with visitors. This is more than a museum refresh. It represents a comprehensive rethinking and a total reimagination of the legacy of our 33rd President,” said Kurt Graham, Director of the Truman Library.