• George Washington Carver National Monument

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    National ParksDiamond, MO Recreation

    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

    International Observe the Moon Night
    International Observe the Moon Night
    • This annual world-wide program encourages observation and appreciation of the Moon. Join a ranger for an outdoor presentation and explore with activities.
    • Saturday Oct 1, 2022
    Casting a Legacy Art Walk
    Casting a Legacy Art Walk
    • Join a park ranger for a short walk near the visitor center and explore commemorative artwork along the trail.
    • Sunday Oct 2, 2022
    Hispanic Heritage Celebration
    Hispanic Heritage Celebration
    • National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to American society and honors their various independence days.
    • Saturday Oct 8, 2022
    Expressions of the Soul
    Expressions of the Soul
    • Come chat with a park ranger as they “paint a picture” of George Washington Carver and his artistic creations.
    • Sunday Oct 9, 2022
    WOMEN IN GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER’S LIFE
    WOMEN IN GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER’S LIFE
    • Learn about the insightful women who mentored, encouraged and guided George Washington Carver on his life’s journey.
    • Saturday Oct 15, 2022
    ENCOURAGING THE NEXT GENERATION
    ENCOURAGING THE NEXT GENERATION
    • Learn more about how George Washington Carver mentored and influenced students at Tuskegee Institute and other youth who attended his lectures.
    • Saturday Oct 22, 2022
    BARK RANGER PROGRAM
    • Bring questions and a leash and join a park ranger and a veterinarian from the Animal Clinic of Diamond for a walk and talk with your furry friend!
    • Saturday Oct 29, 2022
    EPITAPHS AND ENGRAVINGS
    EPITAPHS AND ENGRAVINGS
    • Discover the meaning behind the symbols found on the headstones at the Carver Family Cemetery.
    • Sunday Oct 30, 2022
    AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS
    AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAILBLAZERS
    • George Washington Carver called himself a trailblazer, come explore contributions made by other African Americans and discover their achievements.
    • Saturday Nov 5, 2022
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS
    • Over the years, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts here at the park. Join us as we learn about some of these museum items and glance at pieces of history.
    • Saturday Nov 12, 2022
    AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL ON WHEELS
    AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL ON WHEELS
    • George Washington Carver designed a travelling classroom for Alabama farmers, come learn more about it!
    • Saturday Nov 19, 2022
    FILM: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
    FILM: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

    Rep/Contact Info

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