Carver Day 2016

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.


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