Presidential Descendants to take part in Presidents’ Day Weekend forum discussion at Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West
On Saturday, February 17, 2024, the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, in partnership with The Society of Presidential Descendants, is set to present six descendants of U.S. presidents who will engage in a moderated panel discussion on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front Street, Key West, Florida. An annual ticketed event that takes place before a live audience, the “Presidential Descendants Forum” is the largest Presidents’ Day Weekend gathering of presidential descendants in the country.
Scheduled to discuss the topic, "Political Maneuvering: The Powerful Influence of the Presidency,” are James Carter, grandson of 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter; Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman; Ulysses Grant Dietz, great-great-grandson of 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant; Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of 34th U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Massee McKinley, great-great grandson of 22nd and 24th U.S. President Grover Cleveland; and Patricia Taft, great-granddaughter of 27TH U.S. President William H. Taft.
Dr. Kurt Graham, Director of Independence, Missouri’s federally operated Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, will serve as moderator.
The Harry S. Truman Little White House, where President Truman spent 11 working vacations during his 1945-1953 administration, is Florida’s only presidential museum. In the past, the property has also hosted presidents Jimmy Carter, Dwight Eisenhower, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton.
Forum tickets are $40 each for Harry S. Truman Foundation members, $60 for non-members. The forum discussion begins at 4:30pm, with doors and cash bar opening at 4:00pm. Following the forum, winners of the inaugural Monroe County student essay competition will be announced, after which attendees can mingle and enjoy cocktails on the lawn.
Other Presidents’ Day Weekend events at the Little White House take place from Feb. 15 through Feb. 19 and include “Happy Hour at Harry’s,” a cocktails and presidential trivia competition evening, two live performances of the highly acclaimed stage production, “Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!”, a presentation by renowned artist Tom Corbin, creator of the monumental Harry S Truman bronze sculpture on display in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C., and a traditional Presidents’ Day Cookout.
Presidents’ Day Weekend events at the Harry S. Truman Little White House are presented with the support of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. For tickets and information visit www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.org/foundation/events/.
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