George Washington Carver National Monument to Host Preschool Story Hour on February 27

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(Diamond, MO) – George Washington Carver National Monument staff invite preschool families to preschool story hour on Tuesday, February 27 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Celebrate Black History Month with this family‐friendly program, held in collaboration with Granby Head Start. Preschool story hour is best for children two to six years of age and is free of charge!

Head Start staff will read an interactive book about African American Trailblazers, which includes George Washington Carver! Children will learn about inventors, artists, musicians, scientists, authors, and poets. Park rangers will lead children in fun, learning activities that will encourage their imaginations.

After the program, preschoolers and their families are invited to explore the discovery area located inside the visitor center, with interactive exhibits such as microscopes and animal exhibits, then take a nature walk on the 3/4‐mile trail, where they may see turtles at the pond and hear spring peepers! Head Start programs support children’s growth from birth to age five through services that support early learning and development, health, and family well‐being. To learn more, click here.

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: 

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 424 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, Twitter, and YouTube.


Diane Eilenstein
George Washington Carver National Monument

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