|Save every third Thursday from January through March 2013 for "Coffee with Carver." Sponsored by the staff of George Washington Carver National Monument the event will take place at 10 a.m. inside the Visitor Center at the Diamond location.
A different topic of conversation will be featured. The program is geared to ages 18 and older and is free. No reservations are required. Coffee will be served.
The schedule includes:
- January 17, 2013: "Usefulness of All Things" featuring a short talk by a park ranger giving examples of how Carver found value and beauty in common materials followed by a park volunteer's session on cornhusk dolls.
- February 21, 2013: "Archeological Investigations" dealing with the protection of Carver's birthplace
- March 21, 2013: "Peanut and Sweet Potato: the Twin Brothers" and a discussion on Carver's bulletins on nutrition.
“Coffee with Carver” is designed to connect people to their local national parks. Other programs, "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.
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver. The monument is located two miles west of Diamond, on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road.