After two years of renovation, the Truman Presidential Library reopened Friday with a high-tech look.The library’s exhibits give an astonishing look at Harry Truman’s early days as president.Truman was vice president for 82 days when Franklin Roosevelt died and he was sworn in.”He looks like a fish out of water. He looks out of place, like he doesn’t know where he’s supposed to be. He’s scared. He’s nervous,” said Kurt Graham, director of the Truman Presidential Library.Over the next few months, he presides over Nazi Germany’s surrender in May. Then in June, Truman goes to San Francisco to help start the United Nations. In July, he meets Stalin and Churchill in Potsdam, Germany redrawing the post war world map.”It wasn’t until he was in Potsdam that he gets the word the tests in New Mexico have been successful,” Graham said.The arming pin off the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in August is on display at the library. Nearby in the library are origami paper cranes made by a young Nagasaki girl who was there that day. An offering of peace.Visitors can see how in fourth months Truman presided over the end of one world and the beginning of another. The renovations bring Truman’s era out of one century and into another.”Some people read. Some people touch. Some people hear. Some people want to be in an immersive theater. We have all those things,” Graham said.The new Truman library will be open Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed on Monday.

After two years of renovation, the Truman Presidential Library reopened Friday with a high-tech look.

The library’s exhibits give an astonishing look at Harry Truman’s early days as president.

Truman was vice president for 82 days when Franklin Roosevelt died and he was sworn in.

“He looks like a fish out of water. He looks out of place, like he doesn’t know where he’s supposed to be. He’s scared. He’s nervous,” said Kurt Graham, director of the Truman Presidential Library.

Over the next few months, he presides over Nazi Germany’s surrender in May. Then in June, Truman goes to San Francisco to help start the United Nations. In July, he meets Stalin and Churchill in Potsdam, Germany redrawing the post war world map.

“It wasn’t until he was in Potsdam that he gets the word the tests in New Mexico have been successful,” Graham said.

The arming pin off the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in August is on display at the library. Nearby in the library are origami paper cranes made by a young Nagasaki girl who was there that day. An offering of peace.

Visitors can see how in fourth months Truman presided over the end of one world and the beginning of another. The renovations bring Truman’s era out of one century and into another.

“Some people read. Some people touch. Some people hear. Some people want to be in an immersive theater. We have all those things,” Graham said.

The new Truman library will be open Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed on Monday.

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