Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Mundus Bishop has completed two projects for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Missouri. A cultural landscape report was prepared for the Truman Farm, which is the family farm where Harry S Truman lived and worked as a young man prior to becoming the 33rd President of the United States. The cultural landscape report developed rehabilitation recommendations, including a boundary adjustment, re-purposing a non-contributing building as a future visitor contact center, accommodations for universal accessibility, and measures for visitor wayfinding and interpretation. The Truman Home in Independence is where Harry S Truman lived as an adult, located within today’s downtown historic district. In this collaborative effort, Mundus Bishop designed a set of treatment recommendations for the cultural landscape that will preserve the character of the homes, and will rehabilitate and repair non-extant features including plantings and features to appear as they did during President and Mrs. Truman's residence.