Independence mayor parachutes onto Truman Library lawn, celebrating reopening

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Mayor Eileen Weir is jumping from an airplane to commemorate the reopening of the newly-renovated Harry S Truman Library and Museum.

Weir will tandem jump today, July 2, at 9 a.m. with the Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team. The jump was rescheduled from July 1 due to cloudy conditions.

“I said take it slow. I’m not in a hurry,” Weir said. “It was great!”

It was the mayor’s first time skydiving.

The library reopens after a 2-year, $29 million renovation. The new entrance and permanent exhibition constituted the largest renovation at the museum since it opened in 1957.

“We’ve worked really hard on this project,” Weir said.

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Picture of the Harry S Truman Library and Museum entrance
Picture of the Harry S Truman Library and Museum entrance

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