(Diamond, MO) – George Washington Carver National Monument is presenting a special program on June 11 and 12 at 1:00 pm each day inside the visitor center. The presentation focuses on the Jesup Wagon, an agricultural school on wheels designed by George Washington Carver. The Jesup Wagon was an important resource benefitting tenant farmers in southern Alabama.
Stocked with information, equipment, and staff from Tuskegee Institute, the Jesup Wagon was a component of the wholistic approach taken by Tuskegee Institute to improve the lives of African American farm families. Learn more about this innovative approach to rural education. This program is free of charge.
About George Washington Carver National Monument:
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for further information. Visit our website at www.nps.gov/gwca and Facebook page. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then south ¼ mile on Carver Road.
About the National Park Service:
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 423 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.
George Washington Carver National Monument