Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Special Guest to Welcome Conference Attendees

Harry S. Truman, portrayed by Niel Johnson, will be on hand to welcome conference attendees at the Tuesday evening, May 13, Wine & Cheese Reception sponsored by the Missouri State Genealogical Association [MoSGA]. You can register for the reception at

Niel M. Johnson is a retired archivist and historian at the Truman Presidential Library & Museum and a Truman re-enactor. He has re-released his book "Power, Money and Women: Words to the Wise from Harry S. Truman," published by Leathers Publishing.

Niel began portraying Truman following his retirement in 1993. Since then he has portrayed Harry S. Truman for service organizations, and veterans, church, school and social groups. In 1994 Niel portrayed Truman at a re-enactment of the Democratic convention of 1944 in Chicago and in 1996 he participated at a banquet preceding the christening of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman at the Newport News shipyard in Virginia.

Make plans now to attend the MoSGA Wine & Cheese Reception where you can speak with 'Harry Truman' and learn his views on women in politics and how he might view the current political arena. The event runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Martha Henderson
MoSGA President

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