Join us on Saturday, July 9th for our 2016 Carver Day Celebration.
“Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland” play comes to Carver Day, July 9
Diamond, MO – The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce that the Bright Star Touring Theater will present an original play Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland during the 73rd Carver Day celebration on July 9. The play has toured to or near over 20 National Parks in the Midwest during 2016, and has been enjoyed by over 7,000 people. The shows will be at 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Seating is limited. Admission is FREE.
The National Park Service & Bright Star Touring Theatre teamed up to produce Lift Every Voice designed especially to celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial and many Black Americans who made a difference in the American Midwest. Watch the pages of history come to life with interactive scenes: from the first black homesteaders reaching Nicodemus, KS to the Little Rock Nine on their first day of school. Meet famous leaders, groundbreakers and heroes such as Charles Young, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington Carver in this engaging and educational performance. Audiences will learn about many great National Parks throughout the Midwest, such as the Lincoln Home in Springfield, IL, Brown v Board of Education in Topeka, KS, and The Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, NE. This production also includes empowering songs such as “Oh Freedom,” “I’m Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table,” “For Lincoln and Liberty Too,” and “Home on the Range.”
Lift Every Voice is ideal for kids ages 8-12, but all can enjoy this wonderful performance!
A Call to Action Strategic Plan charts a path toward the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service and one action concept, History Lesson, expands the meaning of parks and provides opportunities to learn more about their heritage. Lift Every Voice is designed to meet the National Park Service’s Centennial goal of connecting with and creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.
Sign up for the Neosho Colored Schoolhouse Blog and keep up to date on the progress of the HistoriCorp volunteers and their work, on this important part of George Washington Carver’s life.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org