Map highlights Truman sites
Independence, Mo. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum has published "Truman Places," a map of places in the Kansas City area that were significant to Truman.
The map uses photographs and excerpts from Truman's memoirs, oral history interviews and historical documents from the library to reveal the importance of the 69 sites on the map.
Included are seven of Truman's homes; the New York Life Building where he worked as a bank clerk; the Harpie and 822 clubs where he played poker with friends; the Jackson County Democratic Club, which served as Tom Pendergast's office; and the Trinity Episcopal Church, where he marred Bess Wallace.
The maps, which sell for $4.95 each, are available at the Kansas Union bookstore and online at www.trumanlibrary.org.
Artist to address mural conference
Lawrence artist David Loewenstein will be one of the presenters at the "Surface Art: The Mural as Public Art" conference Aug. 18-19 at the Bemis Art Center in Omaha, Neb.
Loewenstein will present "The Community-based Public Artist: Balance, Vision and Plenty of Walkboards" at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.
For more information, call KanArts, 838-3806. The registration deadline is Aug. 15.
Pelathe center receives KAC grants
The Pelathe Community Resource Center has received a financial boost from the Kansas Arts Commission. The agency will receive $25,000 for youth arts programs during the next year.
The funding includes $7,500 for after-school arts programs, $9,000 for the Midnight Poetry League and $8,500 to support the activities of the New Dawn Native Dancers.