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Storytelling Festival at George Washington Carver National Monument

Description: Storytelling Days at the Park Diamond, Missouri – The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to a Storytelling Festival on Friday, August 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event helps to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and focuses on stories about American culture and history. We invite you to discover American stories in all their diversity at the park. Our history is part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be. Emmy Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk will share stories about York from the Lewis and Clark expedition, Loretta Washington will share Missouri African American folktales and traditional stories, Al Bostick will share stories about the Buffalo Soldiers, Marideth Sisco will share Ozark folktales and stories, there will be Native American stories, and much more! This special event will take place in the park multipurpose room and is free of charge. The Storytelling Festival is designed to connect people to their local national parks. 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. 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. The monument is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or find us on Facebook. Submitted by: Curtis Gregory George Washington Carver National Monument


Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:00


George Washington Carver National Monument, 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri 64840

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