Powers Museum Hosts Local WWI Historian Kavan Stull And His Live Portrayal Of Harry S. Truman

Malorie Spangler of the Power’s Museum joined us on a Friday Morning Edition
Portrait of President Harry S. Truman (ca. 1947).

Local World War I historian Kaven Stull will portray Harry S. Truman during his presentation titled “Harry S. Truman: World War I Memories”. The one man production will take place on Sunday July 28 starting at 2 pm. It will take place at The Powers Museum in Carthage, Missouri as the museum will have special hours that Sunday only, from 12-5 pm. (The Powers is not normally open on Sunday.) Malorie Spangler joined us on a Friday Morning Edition on KRPS to speak about both Stull’s production which coincides with the start of World War I and the Over Here Over There exhibit currently on display. The event is open to the public.

Harry S. Truman to many was the 33rd President of the United States. During his two-terms in office from 1945-1953, succeeding for Franklin D. Roosevelt as his vice-president Truman implemented the Marshall Plan and established both the Truman Doctrine and NATO.

“He has several World War I uniforms and artifacts from that time range, and I think it builds more of a deep respect for Harry S. Truman in an effort to share his story and his service.”

Malorie Spangler of the Power Museum Speaking of Kavan Stull’s portrayal of President Harry S. Truman
Kaven Stull in WWI uniform as Harry Truman

Long before the national stage and being elected president Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8th 1884. He would serve in the Missouri National Guard, and both the United States Army and U.S. Army Reserve. He would also go on to become a Judge in Jackson County, Missouri and served a decade as a Missouri State Senator from 1935-1945. All of that experience, both military and civilian prepared Truman to take one one of the most turbulent eras of American history in the the 20th century. Truman died on December 26, 1972 at the age of 88.

The Powers Museum of Carthage

The Powers Museum will be open special hours on Sunday July from 12-5pm. Normal business hours from are Tuesday through Saturday from 12-4 pm. It is located at 1617 Oak Street Carthage, Missouri 64836. You can also call the museum at (417) 237-0456 or email at powersmuseum@att.net.


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