“Memories of Korea” opens this Saturday at the Truman Library and runs through the rest of the year.

“Memories of Korea” opens this Saturday at the Truman Library and runs through the rest of the year.

The exhibit will use letters, diaries, photographs, films and personal memorabilia to tell the story of the 1950-53 war and will look at Korea’s culture and history and the events before, during and since the war. There is also a focus on the experiences of American military personnel in the war. The Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to Sgt. Charles R. Long of Independence will be on display.

The library is at 500 W. U.S. 24 in Independence, on the north side of the road, just north of McCoy Park and near the fire station and the Mid-Continent Public Library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and 65 and older, $3 for children 6 to 15, free for those 5 and younger.

In addition to the Korean War exhibit, the library has permanent exhibits on Truman’s presidency and on his life and times. Visitors can pay their respects at the graves of Harry and Bess Truman, and they can see the office where Harry Truman worked daily for several years after the library opened in 1958.

The library also is working with the Center for the Study of the Korean War in Independence and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kan., on this exhibition and other Korean War programs through 2013.

Learn more at Truman Library: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/