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
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