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George Washington Carver

George Washington CarverPhoto courtesy of The Field Museum
George Washington Carver
Photo courtesy of The Field Museum
George Washington Carver
CHICAGO  •  The Field Museum  •  Ongoing

Born into slavery, George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943) became a trail-blazing scientist whose experiments with plants laid the groundwork for today's research on plant-based fuels, medicines, and everyday products.

Through more than a hundred artifacts, along with videos, hands-on interactives, and more, visitors will see Carver's curiosity and persistence take him from a remote frontier town to success as a teacher and researcher at the famed Tuskegee Institute.

Visitors can explore a life-size reproduction of the horse-drawn wagon - a moveable school - that Carver designed to bring his ideas to farmers in their fields and homemakers in their homes. It's stocked with the kinds of plants and products - from seeds and soil samples to sewing supplies, and simple farm equipment - that Carver used in his demonstrations

The Field Museum Web Site

Contact: The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Tel: (1) 312 922 94 10

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