With this year's Missouri Conference on History coming up in March, many scholars will soon be going to Kansas City. To help prepare for the conference, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains from the confluence of two mighty rivers near the downtown skyline to the Plaza, the Paseo, and the intersection of 18th and Vine. This five-part series entitled "Going to Kansas City" focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity. This episode features Mark Adams discussing all things Harry S. Truman from his upbringing in Missouri and early political career to the later establishment of his presidential library and plans for future renovations to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum.
Mark Adams is the Education Director at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum. He is also a history educator with more than twenty-five years of experience at the high school and university level. Prior to joining the Truman Library, Adams was affiliated with the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. Presently, in addition to his role as Education Director, Adams serves as a coordinator for National History Day programs and workshops at the state and regional level.