71st Annual Carver Day Celebration
George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce the park's 71st Carver Day celebration to be held on Saturday July 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The public is cordially invited to attend this annual event commemorating the life of George Washington Carver and the establishment of the national monument in his honor.Admission is FREE.
Special speakers this year include Dr. Eulanda, Donna Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing, Iowa State University and Dr. Andrew Manu, Professor of Agronomy and first person appointed George Washington Carver Chair at Iowa State University. Bright Star Tour Theatre will offer a production of George Washington Carver and Friends, an engaging and interactive play that promises fun for all ages. Musical performers include area church choirs, Lem Sheppard, blues, jazz and folk guitarist; Sensational Wonders; and ="">
Activities are scheduled throughout the day including storytelling, exhibitors, musical performances, guided tours, educational programs, children's activities, Junior Ranger station, and much more.The park's new film Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver is scheduled for release. Recognition ceremonies will also be held for award winning park volunteers and the George Washington Carver scholarship recipient. The Diamond Lions Club will provide a food concession.