1872 Neosho Schoolhouse Project

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1872 Neosho Schoolhouse Project is underway

The school that George Washington Carver attended as a child, the Neosho Colored School, project is underway. Histori-Corp has arrived to begin the initial work on removing the back portion of the building, that is not part of the original structure. Follow the progress on the Carver Birthplace Association Facebook page.


New Blog for the 1872 Neosho Schoolhouse in Neosho, MO

A new blog has been started to keep you up to date on the progress of the 1872 Carver Schoolhouse rehabilitation.

Thank you Mr. Kim Mailes for creating this very informative and interesting blog, that allows everyone to keep up to date on the efforts of CBA and Histori-Corp.

Blog URL: http://1872carverschool.wordpress.com

CBA and HistoriCorps Will Partner on 1872 Schoolhouse Renovation

The Carver Birthplace Association and HistoriCorps are partnering on the 1872 Schoolhouse renovation in Neosho, Missouri this summer. HistoriCorps saves and sustains historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers and provide training and education.

HistoriCorps will handle the actual renovation work, area volunteers can help by providing lunches, laundry facilities, and so forth. Also needed, are volunteers with suitable vehicles, that might be willing to transport materials removed from the schoolhouse to the appropriate local deposit sites,

For more information or to help in any way, please call CBA Executive Director, Ann McCormick 417 325-4151 Ext: 276 or email: cba.volunteers@gmail.com

2016-2017 George Washington Carver Scholarship


The Carver Birthplace Association (CBA), in conjunction with the George Washington Carver National Monument, is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual George Washington Carver Scholarship. The scholarship is a onetime award in the amount of $1,000.00 for the 2016/2017 academic year. It will be awarded to a local graduating high school senior, or local home school student receiving a GED certificate. Criteria for determining the award recipient will include academic achievement, community involvement and need. Students should plan to attend Iowa State University, Tuskegee University, Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, or an accredited college within a 100 mile radius of Diamond, Missouri, site of the George Washington Carver National Monument. Chosen area of study must include one of the following: Science, Art, Agriculture, Music, or Education.

Scholarship applications may be obtained from the Visitor Center at the George Washington Carver National Monument located at 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri (beginning 2/05/16), or from local high school guidance counselors(beginning 2/12/16). Applications must be submitted to the park by Friday March 11, 2016. For more information you may contact Ann McCormick, CBA Director by email at cba.volunteers@gmail.com or by phone at 417-325-4151 Ext 276.

Carver Birthplace Association exists to encourage the scientific, educational, historical and interpretive activities of the National Park Service at George Washington Carver National Monument. As an educator at the Tuskegee Institute Dr. Carver encouraged his students to “strive for your highest goal.” The Annual CBA Scholarship is one way we strive to continue Dr. Carver’s example.

Carver Birthplace Association Annual Meeting

The Carver Birthplace Association Annual meeting will be held on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 in the George Washington Carver National Monument conference room. All members are invited to attend.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call Executive Director Ann McCormick at 417 325-4151 Ext. 276.

Just one of the many things for children to enjoy at George Washington Carver National Monument. Come and experience the fun of making peanut milk in the Carver Lab.

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