Helen Thomas is a hot ticket.
The matriarch of the White House press corps will speak at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Truman Museum in Independence.
All seats, however, already are spoken for. There are only about 240 seats in the museum’s auditorium and museum officials first made tickets available to members of the Independence Pioneers chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who are co-hosting the appearance and for years have organized museum events in observance of the Feb. 13 birthday anniversary of Bess Wallace Truman, former first lady.
Tickets also were made available to the top two membership tiers of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, the museum’s nonprofit support group.
All remaining tickets then were offered through underwriting spots that ran on KCUR-FM. But those went quickly, as well.
Thomas represents a speaker with perhaps a little more name recognition than past museum guests featured on Bess Truman’s birthday, said Susan Medler, museum spokesperson.
“This event has not always been on the radar and the program usually is filled internally,” Medler said. “These tickets just went like wildfire.”
Posted by Brian Burnes