George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument


History & Culture

When Moses and Susan Carver moved to Southwest Missouri they built a small 12' x 12' cabin. Eventually that same cabin was inhabited by a slave named Mary. She gave birth to George towards the end of the Civil War. Today visitors see the exact spot where the cabin once stood. A replica was built after the establishment of the monument.

The 1881 Moses Carver House was constructed after a tornado demolished several dwellings on the farm, including the birthsite cabin of George Washington Carver. The nature trail leads to this historic structure.

Suggested Reading

George Washington Carver: In His Own Words

  • Author: Edited by Gary R. Kremer
  • Published: University of Missouri Press, Columbia and London, 1987
  • ISBN: 0-8262-0785-5
  • Level: High School & up

George Washington Carver: Scientist & Symbol

  • Author: Linda O. McMurry
  • Published: Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford University Press, 1981
  • ISBN:0-19-503205-5
  • Level:  High School & up

The Man Who Talks with the Flowers: The Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver

  • Author: Glenn Clark
  • Published: Macalester Park Publishing Company, Inc, 2003
  • ISBN: 0-910924-09-0
  • Level: High School & up

A Pocketful of Goobers, A Story about George Washington Carver

  • Author: Barbara Mitchell
  • Published: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1986
  • ISBN: 0-87614-474-1
  • Level: Ages 8 - 12

The Story of George Washington Carver

  • Author: Eva Moore
  • Published: Scholastic, Inc. 1971
  • ISBN: 0-590-42660-5
  • Level: Ages 10 - 14