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The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to attend our Holiday Open House. This annual event will take place Sat., Dec. 13 inside the visitor center from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Holiday Open House is free of charge and features holiday music, refreshments, and 19th century crafts. Strings & Things Dulcimer Club, Riverton High School Orchestra, and Hawthorne will play traditional music of the season. Several of Carver’s hand-painted Christmas cards and letters will be on display along with remembrances of 19th century Ozark traditions and excerpts from Missouri Slave Narratives.
A special showing of the PBS feature Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone will run at noon and again at 3 p.m. Filmed in 2007, this 52-minute program features the splendor of winter in Yellowstone National Park. Stop by Holiday Open House for a few minutes or spend the entire afternoon and take away an ornament, a song, and season’s greetings from park staff!
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Our Stratford house architecture is unique. We are three miles from Precious Moments Park and Chapel; one mile from Industrial Park; two miles from Jasper County Courthouse, Powers Museum, Battle of Carthage Park, and the downtown.
Fans of the famed comic strip "Beetle Bailey" should include this 2,212-acre Missouri Department of Conservation area on their travel schedule.
This site was the location of Camp Crowder Army Base during World War II and it was this site that gave cartoonist Mort Walker the inspiration for "Camp Swampy," the mythical military base that figures prominently in the cartoon strip.
This link to the comic strip is honored in the Crowder Area's "Mort Walker Trail," an 11-mile hiking/bicycling/horse trail. Hunting for all major game species is permitted in season. Primitive camping (no amenities provided) is permitted on the area, except for seasonal closures for some hunting activities (call 417-451-4158 for details).
Dogs must be leashed or confined when not being used for training or hunting purposes. There are no fishable streams or ponds on the area. There is an unmanned shooting range and an archery range on the area.
This 240-acre national park is the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, the famous black agronomist, educator, and humanitarian. The park consists of the Visitor Center, which includes a museum, theater, discovery center area, and gift shop. Also on-site are the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house; Carver Cemetery; and a three-fourths mile nature trail. Guided tours are offered daily. Contact the park for information. The nature trail is partially handicapped accessible.
This is the official website of the Newton County Tourism Council. History and adventure await you in Newton County. From the passion of the Civil War to the remarkable beauty of murals, from prominent Midwest artists to the thrill of outdoor recreation, Newton County offers intrigue around every turn. The Newton County Tourism Council exists to unite and promote the vast array of attractions within Newton County into a premier visitor destination.
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