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2018 (July 1943) marks the 75th anniversary of the George Washington Carver National Monument! We have an exciting year planned and a new logo/hashtag to help celebrate it.
Here is a list of our annual Schedule of Special Events. Stay tuned for other activities as well.
2018 Schedule of Park Special Events
Art in the Park – April 21 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Celebrating George Washington Carver’s love for art, this event features local artists at work across park grounds. Visitors may participate in hands-on demonstrations and instructional workshops with pastels, natural dyes, pencil, and more. Kids can earn a special “Art in the Park” Junior Ranger badge.
Park Prescription Day – April 29 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Give yourself the gift of better health with a visit to the park. Park Rx Day is founded on the idea that parks can be gateways to good health-providing fun, accessible places to get some physical activity and to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Activities to get you moving outside will be offered.
National Trails Day - June 2 8:00 a.m. - noon
Come take a hike at George Washington Carver National Monument and learn more about NPS trails, local trails, hiking safety, nutrition, and more.
75th Carver Day Celebration – July 14 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a special day celebrating 75 years of George Washington Carver National Monument! This event features programs interpreting the life and legacy of George Washington Carver. Guest speakers, musical groups, a Junior Ranger station, and exhibitors are also included.
Storytelling Days– August 24 and August 25
6-8 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m-3 p.m. (Saturday)
This special event helps to celebrate the founding of the National Park Service and focuses on stories about U. S. culture and history. We invite you to discover these stories in all their diversity. Our history is part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be.
Prairie Day – September 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Celebrating life on the Missouri prairie during the late 1800s when George Washington Carver was a child, this event includes basket weaving, candle-making, Dutch-oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a junior ranger station, and more.
National Public Lands Day – September 29 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This is a nationwide, volunteer-led workday to improve public lands. Contact the park for more details.
Holiday Open House – December 8 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The park staff and volunteers invite the public to a holiday celebration with seasonal music, crafts, and refreshments.
Program and events are free of charge. #GWCA75th