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
Holiday Open House
Emancipation Park Days & Juneteeth Celebrations
Junior Ranger Programming
Carver Commemorative Program
Distance Learning Programs
Coffee with Carver & More
Restoration project of the former 1872 Neosho Colored School (George Washington Carver's first formal education)