By Chad King
The Truman Library does more than archival work. It’s also a museum that houses permanent and temporary exhibits viewable to the public. Exhibits are a way to make history come alive to an audience, in which they can see firsthand the artifacts used by Truman or his family during their lifetime. The museum will oftentimes bring in temporary collections that examine other historical periods that may fall outside of the Truman era. Just recently, the museum opened their new exhibit called: “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Pin Collection.” Madeleine Albright served as the first female Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, and she was known for the pins she would wear on her lapels. The Library’s website states that she wore the pins “to communicate a message or a mood during her diplomatic tenure.” More information on this temporary exhibit can be found here.