• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    The Truman Home and Visitor Center will be closed on Wed. July 16 and Mon, July 21. Please check back for updates.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger booklet

The job of our National Park Rangers is to preserve and protect our nation's treasures. Rangers at our site do this is by sharing the story of our 33rd president Harry S Truman and his life in Independence. You can be a Junior Ranger and learn more about the Truman story when you complete activities in the Junior Ranger booklet.

Get a head start! If visiting the site, bring your completed booklet to the park's visitor center. If you cannot visit us in person, you can still participate. Complete the booklet, no need to mail it in, and just email us and let us know you're finished along with your name and address and will send you your official certificate and badge!

Click on your age group below to get a Junior Ranger Booklet.

Ages 5-8 (doc - 5.8 MB)
Ages 9-12 (doc - 5.5 MB)


Check out the Truman Word Search! Download and print your very own!

Did You Know?

Harry S. Truman is greeted by Mayor Roger T. Sermon at Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman was modest almost to the point of apology, which did nothing to inspire public confidence in him during the early stages of his administration.