The George Washington Carver National Monument has a new exhibit just in time for Christmas.
The new exhibit showcases handmade Christmas cards Carver sent to his friends. Each card is detailed with a photo of Carver and one of his watercolor paintings. Park rangers are hoping these letters show Carver’s personality and the sentimental value of a handwritten letter.
“Handwritten letters, handwritten notes, handwritten cards. And in today’s society we depend a lot more on technology to communicate. George Washington Carver was a prolific letter writer, and it’s because of his letters that we know so much about him personally,” says Diane Eilenstein, park ranger.
The national park also invites everyone to check out their holiday window at the Joplin City Hall. And next year, they are looking to forward to hosting “Coffee With Carver” on every Third Thursday from January through March.