• George Washington Carver National Monument

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    About Us

    George Washington Carver National Monument is the birthplace & childhood home of George Washington Carver. Established in 1943, it's the first National Park dedicated to an African American.

    Events

    AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS
    AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS
    • Talk with a park ranger and explore contributions made by African American trailblazers and discover their pioneering achievements.
    • Saturday Feb 4, 2023
    AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS
    AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS
    • Talk with a park ranger and explore contributions made by African American trailblazers and discover their pioneering achievements.
    • Sunday Feb 5, 2023
    ASTRONOMY: WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY
    ASTRONOMY: WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY
    • Come and learn about celestial navigation, star stories, and the effects of light pollution. This program includes an outside constellation tour.
    • Saturday Feb 11, 2023
    Interracial Understanding
    Interracial Understanding
    • ?Join a park ranger to discuss George Washington Carver’s efforts for interracial understanding after his appearance before a Congressional Committee
    • Sunday Feb 12, 2023
    Coffee with Carver: Expressions of the Soul
    Coffee with Carver: Expressions of the Soul
    • George Washington Carver had a passion for art and believed that his creations were expressions of his soul.
    • Thursday Feb 16, 2023
    CARVER LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS
    CARVER LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS
    • Discover how Carver used some often overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.
    • Saturday Feb 18, 2023
    CARVER LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS
    CARVER LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS
    • Discover how Carver used some often-overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.
    • Sunday Feb 19, 2023
    Film: Underground Railroad - The William Still Story
    Film: Underground Railroad - The William Still Story
    • This PBS film explores the life of William Still, an unheralded hero of the Underground Railroad. His notes provide some of the best evidence of the working of
    • Saturday Feb 25, 2023
    WOMEN IN GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER’S LIFE
    WOMEN IN GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER’S LIFE
    • Throughout George Washington Carver’s life many insightful women mentored and guided him along his journey to earn an education. Learn how they helped him!
    • Saturday Mar 4, 2023
    Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins
    Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins
    • Mariah Watkins' influence on George W Carver during his stay in her home strengthened his confidence, nurtured his faith, and encouraged him to pursue education
    • Saturday Mar 11, 2023
    Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins
    Inspiring Success: Mariah Watkins
    • Mariah Watkins' influence on George Washington Carver strengthened his self-esteem, nurtured his faith in God, and encouraged him to pursue an education.
    • Sunday Mar 12, 2023
    Coffee with Carver: Some Choice Wild Vegetables
    Coffee with Carver: Some Choice Wild Vegetables
    • George Washington Carver encouraged impoverished families of the South to enrich their meals with nutrient-dense plants which were available in their yards.
    • Thursday Mar 16, 2023
    CARVER LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS
    CARVER LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS
    • Discover how Carver used some often-overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.
    • Sunday Mar 19, 2023
    Film: Tops Secret Rosies
    Film: Tops Secret Rosies
    • This PBS film shares a largely untold story of the women ‘computers’ of WWII and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age.
    • Saturday Mar 25, 2023
    Film: Tops Secret Rosies
    Film: Tops Secret Rosies
    • This PBS film shares a largely untold story of the women ‘computers’ of WWII and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age.
    • Sunday Mar 26, 2023

    Rep/Contact Info

    Diane Eilenstein
    Supervisory Park Ranger
    Jim Heaney
    Superintendent
    • Phone: (417) 325-4151
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