The new Truman Library exhibit, “Saving the White House: Truman’s Extreme Makeover,” has opened.
The tells the story of the reconstruction of the White House from 1948 to 1952. The outer walls were preserved, but the interior – including a new steel frame – was rebuilt. During the renovation, the Trumans lived across the street at Blair House.
The Truman Library is at 500 West U.S. 24. It’s open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission, which includes this exhibit, the museum’s permanent exhibits and other attractions, is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 15, and free for those 5 and younger.
“Saving the White House” runs through Oct. 30.