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Presidential Election Exhibit Opens

Swing by Key West’s own little White House for a Presidential Election-themed exhibit, opening today at the Truman Little White House, located at 111 Front St.

Go and get educated! Exhibit opens at 9:00am.

For more information about the museum and its programs, visit www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com

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Museum Discounts: now through Sunday!

Key West has some truly fascinating museums to visit– we’ve lived here for years and we still haven’t seen them all! Which is why we’re so excited that this weekend South Florida’s National Public Radio affiliate, WLRN, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council have come together to offer free or discounted admission to several local museums and sites. This is a great way to explore some of the best that Key West has to offer with as little impact to the wallet as possible. Most of the participating venues are kid-friendly and fun for the whole family, so pack a snack and get out there!
For three days only, residents and visitors can simply log onto www.wlrn.org and select the “Florida Keys and Key West Museum and Attractions Weekend” link, where they will be prompted to print out their voucher. Hurry– there’s a lot to see in just three days!

Participating venues here in Key West include the following: Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Art Center, Key West Garden Club at West Martello, Key West’s Oldest House Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum.

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Mark Your Calendars: 10th Annual Harry S. Truman Symposium is May 18-19

Join history buffs and novices alike as the Harry S. Truman Little White House hosts its 10th annual Truman Legacy Symposium, with this year’s theme of “Foreign Aid.” Featuring panel discussions with some of today’s leading experts, living relatives of President Truman himself, tours of the Little White House and much more, this two day symposium is always a popular event.

To register or learn more about the conference, visit: http://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com/

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Harry Truman’s Little White House

One of the most historic and interesting locations in Key West is the Harry Truman Little White House.  The 1890’s house was first used as the commander’s quarters for the Key West Naval Base during the Spanish-American War, but in 1946 became the winter residence of President Harry Truman. It was used by Truman and other presidents throughout the Cold War before being abandoned when the US Navy decommissioned the base in 1974.  In 1986 it was bought and restored as part of the Truman Annex development by Pritam Singh and given to the state to protect as a historical site.  The property is now run as a historical tourist attraction and can be visited and toured.  For more information on the Little White House click here.

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