George Washington Carver National Monument to Host Coffee with Carver on January 18

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(Diamond, MO) – On Thursday, January 18 you are invited to attend Coffee With Carver at 10:00 am inside the visitor center at George Washington Carver National Monument. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea as you learn about George Washington Carver’s artistic work, which he called “my soul’s expression.” George Washington Carver was an artist at heart and created pottery, needlework, scientific drawings, and paintings. He saved leftover fabric, string, and other materials to create art. Discover the paints, dyes, and stains he created from clay, and the patents he held. Learn if he excelled in portraits, still life, landscapes, or botanicals. A park ranger will present rarely seen photographs of George Washington Carver’s artwork and explain this creative aspect of his life.

Following the presentation, park volunteer Kay Graves will lead a hands-on activity making pocket bookmarks. This easy activity allows you to embroider a bookmark to take home. Coffee and hot tea will be served. Coffee With Carver is a free program, supported by the Carver Birthplace Association.

Also, save the date for the Coffee with Carver event on February 16 entitled, To Fill the Empty Dinner Pail, featuring sweet potato and peanut products in the science lab.

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. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417.325.4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm, visit the park website at, or visit the park Facebook page.

About the National Park Service: 

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Diane Eilenstein
George Washington Carver National Monument

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