The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, Inc. is our 501(c) 3 organization. It provides support for our educational programs, the protection and restoration of the site and governance for our operations.
Owned by the State of Florida, The Harry S. Truman Little White House receives no regular state or federal support. It sustains itself through admission fees, museum store purchases, private gifts and donations. Contributions from interested citizens are necessary for our operations and programs. Critical funds are needed now to complete the restoration to its 1949 Truman era appearance and to purchase and create the proposed Key West Presidential Center. To bring history to life, the Foundation depends on the monetary support of concerned citizens and business leaders. The site’s rich history is well documented, yet its future lies in the hands of Americans who care.
There are a number of ways you can leave your mark on the Little White
House. Funds are always needed and can be designated for operations, exhibits, restoration, educational outreach, capital campaign or endowment.
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If you prefer to mail your donation with a check or credit card to the Truman LIttle White House, download our donation form.
Contributions should be made payable to the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation ( a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization), 111 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040. A donor form is downloadable. You may also make donations on line with a credit card . You select the amount and designate if it is a one-time gift, annual contribution, quarterly or monthly donation.
The Little White House gladly accepts the donation of physical objects for our collections and educational outreach. The objects must meet certain accession policies. Under the current Internal Revenue Service regulations, we are not permitted to do appraisals. We will acknowledge receipt of the object and you may want an independent appraisal for your tax records. Please speak with our Registrar, Mr. Bert Whitt or our Director, Mr. Bob Wolz at 305-294-9911 for further details.
We need your help recovering these items
Part of the Truman Little White House restoration project is to recover necessary items that played a part in its rich history. Please note that these items, once donated, will remain on display at the Truman Little White House for visitors to enjoy!
Chicken Table Decor
A pair of white ceramic fighting roosters, approximately 16″ to 20″ high, claw raised in defensive position. Likely made by Royal Haeger Pottery Used in the President’s Dining Room.
A pair of white hand-blown glass table lamps, as pictured, to complete the President’s Living Room. Possibly Warren- Kessler Model 2450 based upon the original purchase order.
Ladies Paper Dress
Wanted for a future exhibit, Cloth 1948 DNC Convention dresses. These cloth dresses reprinted the pages of the Democratic Digest and look like newspapers featuring Harry Truman, Bess Truman, etc.
Also looking for a Scheider-Wallace 16″ world globe in a floor stand.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800—435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. The Key West Harry S Truman Foundation Registration is CH32274.