• Boy Carver Statue by Robert Amendola

    George Washington Carver

    National Monument Missouri

Not Just The Peanut Man

The young child known as the "Plant Doctor" tended his secret garden while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.

Did You Know?

Photo of Moses Carver

Moses Carver, a farmer in southwest Missouri, purchased a 13-year old enslaved girl named Mary in 1855. Mary worked mostly around the cabins with Moses's wife, Susan. While enslaved on the farm Mary gave birth to two sons: James and George.