2015 Art & Essay

Check out this link for information on the 2015 Art & Essay competition for 4th graders


DIAMOND, MO –George Washington Carver National Monument announces the annual Art & Essay
Contest! Open to all fourth graders in the four-state region, this program encourages research and
creativity through essay writing and creating original artwork, based on the theme:
If I could take a morning nature walk with George Washington Carver, I would . . . 
Held during Black History Month, Art and Essay helps students learn more about the life of George
Washington Carver. Contest information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca.
Please call the park if you would like to receive materials by mail. Entries must be received or
postmarked by February 12, 2015.  Please mail or bring entries to:
George Washington Carver National Monument
5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO  64840
An awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the park visitor
center. Certificates, ribbons, and trophies will be awarded. Please join teachers, parents, park staff,
and volunteers in honoring participating students. Art and Essay is sponsored in partnership with the
Carver Birthplace Association and Missouri Southern State University Department of Teacher
A Call to Action Strategic Plan charts a path toward the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service.
One action concept, Live and Learn, provides multiple ways for children to learn about the national
parks and what they reveal about the nation’s history.  Art & Essay encourages research and creative


Randall Becker
Supervisory Park Ranger
5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840-8314
Telephone 417.325.4151
Please visit the park Facebook page or YouTube channel

Make your Reservations for the George Washington Carver Commemorative Dinner

Saturday, January 3rd.

Farber Building at Crowder College, Neosho, MO

Taking reservations for the Carver Commemorative Dinner. Please call 417 325-4151 Ext 276 to confirm. We have some great Silent Auction items, including (4) $50 Gift Cards from Academy Sports. A LA-Z-Boy chair from our very good friends at LA-Z-Boy Midwest, Pampering from Health E Fix in Neosho, Joplin Y membership, an original movie poster from the new George Washington Carver Movie, Dr. Fly’s in Neosho and Carthage, Precious Moments figurines. That is just a sampling of great items. We even have wine & cheese.. Plan on a great time…..Make your reservations now…

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Director Ann McCormick and CBA Board Member Gary Stubblefield on the upcoming George Washington Carver Commemorative Dinner.


Carver Birthplace Association Board Members 2014-2015

The Carver Birthplace Association is pleased to announce the new Executive Board and Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term.

Chair:                   Dr. Luther Williams,  Chesterfield, MO

Vice Chair:        Mr. Larry James, Neosho, MO

Secretary:          Ms. Denise Jessen, Neosho, MO

Treasurer:          Mr. William Kean,  Joplin, MO

Past Chair:         Ms. Jodie Murray Burns, Bentonville, AR


2014/15 Board of Directors:

Dr. Brad Tyndall, New Castle, CO

Mr. Larry Swift, Neosho, MO

Mr. Gary Stubblefield, Carl Junction, MO

Ms. Cathy Welsh, Joplin, MO

Dr. Eulanda Sanders, Ames, IA

Mr. Charles Nodler, Neosho, MO

 Ms. Melodee Colbert Kean, Joplin, MO

Thank you to all CBA members and CBA Board Members for your dedication to the George Washington Carver Birthplace Association and the George Washington Carver National Monument.  We look forward to another outstanding year.


2014-15 Annual CBA Meeting

Carver Birthplace Association Annual Membership Meeting 

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the George Washington Carver National Monument
The meeting will be from 10am-12pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Monument

Topics of Discussion:
Executive Director’s Report & Update
Board of Directors’ Update
1872 Neosho Colored Schoolhouse Updates
Carver Commemorative Dinner Plans
Where Do We Go From Here
Nominations and Election of New Board Members

Refreshments will be served

*The Board of Directors and Carver Commemorative Dinner Planning Committee will meet directly after the membership meeting

2015 Carver Commemorative Dinner

“Mark your calendars for the 2015 Carver Commemorative Dinner, Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, 6:00 pm in the Farber building at Crowder College in Neosho, MO. For more information or to donate silent auction items that will benefit our 2015-2016 George Washington Carver Scholarship, please call: Executive Director, Ann McCormick
417 325-4151 Ext: 276.”


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You are invited to the “Carver Commemorative Dinner” January 3, 2014

George Washington Carver Birthplace Association

Special Invitation


2014 Carver Commemorative Dinner


Featuring Special Guest Speakers


Professor Eulanda A. Sanders

Iowa State University

Ames, IA


Mr. Paxton Williams

Former CBA Director of Outreach

Chicago, IL



          Friday, January 3, 2014                             $15 per perso

Crowder College, Neosho Campus                                         Doors will open at 5:30 pm

  Arnold Farber Building                                                         Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm


RSVP by December 27th    417 438-3351


“Proceeds from the Dinner and Silent Auction”

will benefit the

Annual George Washington Carver Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the Carver Birthplace Association

 Donations are Tax Deductible

2013 Annual Meeting

70th Annual Meeting 
70th Annual meeting of the Carver Birthplace Association
 Saturday, November 2, 2013 
 George Washington Carver National Monument
 The meeting will be held from 9-11 am in the Conference Room at the Monument.

 Topics of Discussion 
    Preview of New George Washington Carver Movie    
Neosho Colored Schoolhouse Updates

    Carver Commemorative Dinner Plans

     Executive Director’s Report & Update   

Board of Directors’ Update 

     Nomination and Election of New Board Members 
Brunch will be served
*The Board of Directors and Carver Commemorative Planning Committee will meet directly after the membership meeting