Our Staff & Offices

It is our honor and privilege to be the stewards of these precious resources that were such a vital part of the lives of President Harry S Truman, First Lady Bess Truman, and their families. And it is our honor and privilege to serve you, the visiting public. THANK YOU for supporting this and all of our National Parks.


Carol Dage - Superintendent

Norton Canfield - Park Guide

Jenny Hayes - Secretary

Darla Hostetler - Museum Technician

Alexandra Joeckel - Park Guide

James McGill - Park Guide

Diana Merrill - Administrative Officer

Frank Partida - Administrative Assistant

Maria Peck - Eastern National museum store manager

Douglas J. Richardson - Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services

Richard Simpson - Maintenance

Kristen Stalling - Chief of Cultural Resources (Museum Curator - Harry S Truman National Historic Site and the Independence Multi-Park Facility)

David Suvak - Park Guide

SirJames Thomas - Maintenance

Jeff Wade - Lead Park Ranger

Greg Wolcott - Facility Manager

Oso, the Bark Ranger
And we can't forget ...

Oso Joeckel, the ORIGINAL "Bark Ranger."

Last updated: June 5, 2018

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Mailing Address:

223 North Main Street (Visitor Center)
Independence, MO 64050


(816) 254-2720

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