Cooperating Association

Carver Birthplace Association logo with a likeness of George Washington Carver and a green plant.
NPS Photo

In the 1940s to early 1960s, five separate organizations formed for preserving George Washington Carver’s legacy, and all were connected in some way with the establishment and development of George Washington Carver National Monument. Two of these groups shared the role of the park’s cooperating association. In 1962, the George Washington Carver Birthplace Memorial Associates and the District Carver Association merged to form the George Washington Carver Birthplace District Association. Later, members changed the name to the Carver Birthplace Association (CBA).

Carver Birthplace Association (CBA) A 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to encourage the scientific, education, historical, and interpretive activities of the National Park Service at George Washington Carver National Monument. CBA operates the bookstore and gift shop in the visitor center at the park with proceeds aiding park activities.

  • 4th Grade Carver Art & Essay Contest
  • The Carver Scholarship for High School Students
  • Art in the Park
  • Carver Day Celebration
  • Prairie Day Special Event
  • The George Washington Carver Symposium
  • Healthy Parks, Healthy People Activities
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Holiday Open House
  • Emancipation Park Days & Juneteeth Celebrations
  • Junior Ranger Programming
  • Carver Commemorative Program
  • Education Programs
  • Distance Learning Programs
  • Coffee with Carver & More
  • Restoration project of the former 1872 Neosho Colored School (George Washington Carver's first formal education)

Last updated: January 16, 2020

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5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840

Phone:

417.325.4151

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