Celebrating the 1943 establishment of George Washington Carver National Monument, this event features programs interpreting the life of George Washington Carver. Guest speakers, musical groups, a junior ranger station, and exhibitors are included.
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, more.
George Washington Carver NM administered the “Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland” play in collaboration with Bright Star Theater. The play traveled to or near 20 Midwest parks and connected 8,000 people to black history themes in the Midwest, and the lives of extraordinary figures such as Dred Scott, Bass Reeves, Col Charles Young and Elizabeth Eckford. A full performance was filmed, and will be made available with a study guide online in early 2017. The play was performed at parks but also neighboring theaters, historically black churches, school auditoriums, and children’s homes.