(Diamond, MO) – George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce a special program to celebrate Juneteenth.
A presentation is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 19 at the visitor center. Visitors will learn more about the newest federal holidays, one that has been celebrated by African Americans across the United States for over 150 years. A park ranger will discuss how and when the news of emancipation finally reached people in remote areas. Everyone will also learn about the national park sites that share the African American experience.
Juneteenth provides visitors an opportunity to contemplate the history of slavery and freedom in the United States. What does freedom mean to you?
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.
Diane Eilenstein, Park Ranger
George Washington Carver National Monument