An Evening with Harry S. Truman
Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884 and on April 12, 1945, he became the 33rd President of The United States. In June 1945 Truman witnessed the signing of the charter of the United Nations, hopefully established to preserve peace. This was but one of the several events and stories that The President shared with those in attendance this evening. He spoke of his meeting Bill Moyers, Lyndon Johnson's press secretary, his relationship with his mother-in-law, Madge Gates Wallace, and of course his wife Bess. As President Truman spoke, the lights directed at the famous monument of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln made for a spectacular backdrop.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Mount Rushmore Society is a nonprofit organization since 1930. It is dedicated to raising funds for the preservation, development and enhancement of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The proceeds from this evening's event will go toward the design and construction of a shelter for the Kid's Exploration Area.
An Evening with Harry S. Truman was hosted by the Mount Rushmore Society at the Memorial on October 1, 2011. A social hour from 5PM - 6PM included a silent auction. Several items were available for bid including two sculptures by 2011 Mount Rushmore Sculptor in Residence, Dustin Baker and two unnamed sculptures by past sculptor in residence, D.J. Garrity. Winners were announced after a nice meal and President Harry S Truman's presentation. Xanterra Parks & Resorts donated beverages as did Canyon Lake Liquors, LTD.
Somnambulist by Dustin Baker, The Sculptor in Residence for 2011 at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, was but one of the many items available for bid.
Transfiguration, another sculpture by Dustin Baker, is displayed for the auction. Proceed will benefit the Kid's Exploration Area shelter.