Storytelling Days At George Carver Monument
DIAMOND — The annual Storytelling Days at George Washington Carver National Monument are Aug. 25-26.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26, the event celebrates the establishment of the National Park Service and focuses on stories about American culture and history. The event will take place in the multipurpose room and is free of charge. The schedule includes:
• Aug. 25: 6 p.m., Mike Pahsetopah, Native American Stories & Dance; 7 p.m., Gib Young, Theodore Roosevelt
• Aug. 26: 11 a.m. Kathryn Harris, Harriet Tubman; noon, Gib Young, Theodore Roosevelt; 1 p.m., Bobby Norfolk, Scott Joplin, The Ragtime King; 2 p.m., Dianne Moran, “Mary Chesnut’s Diary: A Legacy of the American Civil War.”
This Find Your Park event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place — it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture and history in communities nationwide. 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, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for further information. Visit the website at www.nps.gov/gwca and Facebook page. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Mo., on Highway V, then a quarter-mile south on Carver Road.