Purpose Statements explain the reason for which the park was created. The statements below were developed from the park's enabling legislation and its legislative history.
George Washington Carver: For His Time and Ours, 2005 (Special History Study)
Scope of Collection Statement (Museum Collection)
Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation (George Washington Carver NM 2010 Report)
Did You Know?
George Washington Carver was born into slavery during the Civil War. While still enslaved, outlaws stole George and his mother Mary from Moses Carver. A Union scout found George and returned him to the Carvers.