(Diamond, MO) – The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to their Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This indoor event is free of charge. Stop by to meet park staff and volunteers, make holiday ornaments and crafts, listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, see the temporary exhibit of George Washington Carver’s Christmas cards, and catch a screening of a special film.
Craft stations will be set up inside the Visitor Center where you may make dreidels, paper fan ornaments, rag dolls, and much more! A special exhibit of George Washington Carver’s artistic cards and letters that he sent to friends during the holidays will be on display and park rangers will be available to answer questions about the exhibit. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, and cider while listening to live music presented by the group, Robin’s Hood. Their swing/jazz renditions of holiday classics and original compositions are sure to be the highlight of the event!
In the park theater, a special showing of the film Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone will play at 1:00 pm. This 52-minute film includes amazing backcountry scenes and a breathtaking look at wintertime deep in America’s first national park. The Holiday Open House is made possible by the Carver Birthplace Association, by the talents of park volunteers, and is co-sponsored by the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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, Supervisory Park Ranger
George Washington Carver National Monument