Presidential libraries: from Boston to Honolulu ... or maybe Chicago
Presidential libraries can be found coast to coast, and may even go beyond that once a site is selected for President Obama's future repository of documents and artifacts. To quickly hopscotch around to the 13 official presidential libraries and museums overseen by the National Archives, plus that of Abraham Lincoln, check out this library list.
3. Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Location: Independence, Mo. (Truman's birthplace: Lamar, Mo., in 1884)
Attendance: approximately 70,000
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors
Bestselling gift shop biography: “Truman” by David McCullough
Hot-selling souvenir item: “The Buck Stops Here” desk sign
Lesser-known facts: Mr. Truman worked in his office at the library five days a week for almost 10 years after it opened in 1957. He taught the early docents how to give tours of the exhibits. … Harry and Bess Truman, their daughter Margaret, and her husband are all buried in the courtyard.