George Washington Carver National Monument hosted the 69th annual Carver Day celebration on Saturday, July 14th – the date of the park’s establishment in 1943.
Special speakers included John S. Ferrell, author of Fruits of Creation: A Look at Global Sustainability as Seen Through the Eyes of George Washington Carver, and Emmy award winning storyteller, Bobby Norfolk as George Washington Carver. Musical performers included Lem Sheppard, a blues, jazz, and folk guitarist and musician, the Sensational Wonders, a gospel singing group, and area church choirs.
Activities included storytelling, exhibitors, musical performances, guided tours, educational programs, junior ranger station with a special ‘Carver Day’ badge to earn, and much more. Almost 1,200 people attended this special day.