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.
- Memorialize the life of George Washington Carver as a distinguished African American, scientist, educator, and humanitarian.
- Preserve the setting of the Moses Carver farm and birthplace of George Washington Carver.
- Interpret the life, accomplishments, and contributions of George Washington Carver, using a museum, wayside exhibits, and other interpretive strategies.
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)
Heritage Tourism at George Washington Carver National Monument, Perspectives
of Fine Demographic Groups (2014)