George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument

Preservation

Support Your Park

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you like history and sharing knowledge with others? Supporting the park in a volunteer role can be very rewarding, not only for you but for the park and visitors. There are many volunteer opportunities at George Washington Carver National Monument!

Centennial Initiative 2016

Centennial Vision

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, America invites the world to discover the meaning of national parks to their lives and inspires people to both experience and become devoted to these special places.

On August 25, 2006 - the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne launched the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners, experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.

A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American people on May 31st in a report called The Future of America's National Parks.

Every national park staff took their lead from this report and created local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016. This is just the first year, and there are many great things to come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years!

 

 

Bookstore

The George Washington Carver Birthplace District Association (CBA) is a nonprofit organization established to assist in advancing the historical, scientific, educational and interpretive programs of the National Park Service at George Washington Carver National Monument. Proceeds from the sales of gift shop items are used for these programs and the preservation of this historical site.