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Truman Library Institute – 24th annual Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s 24th annual Wild About Harry was held on April 20th. More than 1,000 guests gathered in-person and live streamed the event. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg were the event chairs, and Ursula Terrasi and Jim Miller served as the honorary chairs. Featured guests of the evening were Keynote Speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin, author and acclaimed presidential historian, in conversation with David Von Drehle. Receiving the 2023 Harry S Truman Legacy of Leadership Award was Admiral Michelle Howard, United States Navy (retired). The wildly successful occasion raised funds to support civics education at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. 

Lonnie Shalton, Rita Leifhelm, Susan Schmelzer, and Patricia Burroughs-Bishop


David and Tamara Campbell


Mary Ann Pinkerton, Mary Hunkeler, and Kate Hughes


Ursula Terrasi, honorary chair; Admiral Michelle Howard, honoree; Doris Kearns Goodwin, keynote speaker; and Jim Miller, honorary chair


Hunter Gale, Dave Gale, and Jennifer Gale


Linda Endecott, Tyler Nottberg, event chair; Phil Endecott, and Leigh Nottberg, event chair


Joel and Faye Dant, Dorothy Gilliam, General Donald Scott, Melanie Miller, and Lisa Hardwick


Jaime Simpson and Eileen Weir

Featured in the July 22, 2023 issue of The Independent. 


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