Maybe you'd like to be a Junior Ranger! You would make the President proud.
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.
Check out the Truman Word Search! Download and print your very own!
Trains and railroads played an important role in Harry Truman's life. His most important political experience, the 1948 election, was fought and won on railroads across the country.
The National Park Service and partners have developed a new Junior Ranger experience online, highlighting our Nation's railroading history. Perhaps you had some railroading history in your family's history...
The booklet, in .pdf format, is available here. (Please note that there is not a specific badge for this as of right now... Click here to be a Railroad Junior Ranger!
Coming soon...a Girl Scout 19th Amendment patch!
The National Park Service and the Girl Scouts of America have partnered to commemorate this special centennial of the 19th Amendment! The local Kansas City Public Library system and partners have developed this special coloring book highlighting the 19th Amendment's history in the Kansas City area. It is available for download here. We will be scheduling some programming for Girl Scouts and families soon.
The patch is coming soon and will be available at the park's visitor center. You can learn more about this exciting partnership by clicking here.
The National Park Service 19th Amendment Junior Ranger booklet for Girl Scouts is available by clicking here!!
(Please note that while the park is closed as a result of COVID-19, we will be unable to mail Junior Ranger patches.)
Last updated: July 7, 2020