The Truman Little White House

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Harry S. Truman

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1945 - The Atomic Bomb

Truman’s presidency is most often defined by his decision to drop the atomic bomb to end World War II that ultimately saved both Allied and Japanese lives.

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1948 - Dewey Defeats Truman

In 1948, Truman won reelection. His defeat had been widely expected. His famous “Whistlestop” campaign tour through the country has passed into political folklore, as has the photograph of the beaming Truman holding up the newspaper whose headline proclaimed, “Dewey Defeats Truman.”

Presidential Logs

Historical Documents

The eleven trips of President Harry S. Truman were recorded in official trip logs. Often regarded as mere souvenirs for family and staff, a more careful reading reveal clues as to the working of the president in Key West.



The Truman Little White House Restoration Project

In 1974, changing technologies closed the Key West Submarine Base and the Little White House went through a twelve-year period of disuse. On January 1, 1987, the title to this presidential museum was transferred to the state of Florida for permanent protection. Beginning in 1988, more than two million dollars have been privately raised and gone into its restoration.


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