Presidential Families Weekend

Presidential Families Weekend

February 17-20, 2023

The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation in partnership with the Society of Presidential Descendants is presenting the annual Presidential Families Weekend in February 2023. It is the largest gathering of presidential descendants on Presidents’ Day in the Country.

Friday, February 17, 2023, from 6 – 8 pm. The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation will host its first annual HST Collections Society Fundraiser. The HST Collections Society is an exclusive fundraising event to help obtain, manage, and preserve Harry S. Truman collections. Members Captain level ($500) and higher are invited to share the night with Presidential Descendants to learn more about the importance of collections and what our plans are moving forward. This is an invitation only event.

Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 4:30 – 6:45 pm. Descendants with a direct lineage to one or more of the 46th U.S. presidents will share stories and historical perspectives on how their relatives worked across the aisle by fostering bipartisan relationships, debating, and negotiating America’s domestic and international policies. This forum, presented by the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, in partnership with The Society of Presidential Descendants, is the largest gathering of presidential descendants on Presidents Day Weekend in the United States.

This year’s distinguished moderator is Dr. Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. Attending descendants will be announced as they are confirmed.

The Student Essay Competition winners will be announced following the forum.

Explore the history of the presidential grounds at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. Self-Guided Lawn Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19, 2023, from 9:30 – 4:30 pm.

In celebration of Presidents’ Day Weekend, The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation is pleased to present “Give ‘Em Hell, Harry!” in Key West, Florida. Set for 5:00 pm, Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20, the highly acclaimed and long-running production is staged outdoors on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West, and notably stars President Harry S. Truman’s own grandson Clifton Truman Daniel, an actor, humanitarian, news writer and editor, and the first direct descendant to portray a presidential ancestor in a stage production of this kind.

On Monday, February 20, Foundation members and the community are invited to enjoy the spacious Little White House grounds with a lunchtime Presidents’ Day Cookout. In traditional picnic style, hamburgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase. A cash bar will also be available.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, please click here. Members receive advance notifications for programs and invitations to Member-Only events.

Not sure of your membership status? Please email Caitlin Roberts at Caitlin.Roberts@kwtrumanfoundation.org or call her at (305)294-9911 ext 4.