Speaker Date Topic
Mark Adams Jan 28, 2022
"The Truman Library and Museum: Reimagined, Reinvented"

Mark Adams
Education Director, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

 

Mark Adams is a history educator with more than thirty years of experience. He has taught at both the high school and university level. He has created and implemented history education and outreach programs both for the Kansas Museum of History (1991-1997) and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (1997-present). He was an instrumental team member of the content team for the newly renovated Truman Library and Museum.

 

Mark served as President of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (2009-2011).

 
Presentation
"The Truman Library and Museum: Reimagined, Reinvented"
The presentation will focus on the newly renovated Truman Museum. A five-year, $30 million project that has overwhelmed visitors. The session will showcase

14-foot interactive globe exploring the hard problems of peace following WWII
Expanded insight on Truman’s leadership on Civil Rights and the recognition of Israel
Fresh perspective on Truman’s family, including Bess Truman’s role as advisor and confidante
Loyalty Review Board role-playing game where players uncover government disloyalty during the Red Scare
Increased storytelling and never-before seen artifacts from the Korean War