INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The director of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum says he plans to retire in May.
Michael Devine has led the library in Independence since 2001. The 69-year-old Devine plans to stay in the job until after several events are held to honor Truman's birthday on May 8.
During Devine's tenure, the Truman Library built a gallery to maintain Truman's working office at the museum. Devine also supervised the completion of the White House Decision Center.
The Independence Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/1gyvtAa ) Devine says he is proud of partnerships the library formed with other groups to tell Truman's story, such as the Bennett Forum, which brought several high-profile speakers to Independence to discuss American presidents and their cabinets.
Information from: The Examiner, http://www.examiner.net