“First Lady Fashion” highlights this year’s Truman Library celebration of Bess Truman’s birthday.
The event is at 2 p.m. Sunday the museum, 500 West U.S. 24 in Independence. (Bess Truman’s birthday is next Tuesday. She was born Feb. 13, 1885, in Independence.)
Sunday’s program features Elizabeth Way, assistant curator at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She will tell the story of Elizabeth Keckley, a slave who bought her freedom, became a seamstress, and then became a dresser and designer for Mary Todd Lincoln.
Museum hours on Sundays are noon to 5. Admission is $8 for adults 15 and older, $7 for those 65 and older, $6 for students with a valid I.D., and $3 for ages 6 to 14, and free for ages 5 and younger. “First Lady Fashion” is free with regular admission.