George Washington Carver National Monument Announces Coffee with Carver Program

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(Diamond, MO) – The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce Coffee With Carver beginning at 10:00 am on January 19. This free program is held on the third Thursdays of January, February, and March and includes a park ranger who shares well-researched information about selected topics on George Washington Carver’s life, plus a hands-on activity led by park volunteers.

On Thursday, January 19, the presentation is entitled The Usefulness of All Things. George Washington Carver found beauty and value in common materials often overlooked. Whether paint produced from Alabama clay, placemats woven from dyed corn stalks, or needlework from leftover string, you will be amazed at his resourcefulness and desire to beautify his surroundings! Following this presentation, volunteers will lead a burlap flower-making session. Bring a friend and take home your own burlap flowers!

Fresh coffee and hot tea will be available. Geared for adults, Coffee With Carver is supported by the Carver Birthplace Association and by the Volunteers In Parks program.

Save the date for upcoming Coffee With Carver programs:

  • February 16 @ 10:00 am – Expressions of the Soul: The Artwork of George Washington Carver, followed by a wool-felting workshop
  • Match 16 @ 10:00 am – Some Choice Wild Vegetables: George Washington Carver’s Agricultural Bulletins, followed by a presentation about wild edibles.

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 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, on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on YouTube at


Diane Eilenstein, Supervisory Park Ranger
George Washington Carver National Monument

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