America's Historic Home Improvement Job, And Singing Praise Across Cultures

Apr 4, 2017

When President Harry Truman moved into the White House, he thought the creaks and groans meant it was haunted. It turns out it was just in imminent danger of collapse. Today, hear the story of how the executive mansion was completely gutted and restored. Then, what takes more than seven years and 900 international volunteers to complete? The executive director-to-be of The Hymn Society details the task of rewriting a hymnal and making sacred music for the modern world.

Robert Klara will present 'Life In The White House: Truman's Extreme Home Makeover' at the Truman Library Institute at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. The program is free. To RSVP, visit