George Washington Carver Museum re-opens to the public


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (April 4, 2014) — The National Park Service and the Tuskegee University community celebrated the re-opening of the museum dedicated to one of America’s greatest scientists. After being closed since late 2013, the George Washington Carver Museum officially welcomed visitors again today. The historic site was offline due to extensive renovations and repairs. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the completion of the work and introduce the public to the improved museum. 

Sandra Taylor, superintendent of the Tuskegee Institute National and Tuskegee Airmen Historic Sites, said the National Park Service is excited to be re-opening the museum and that Carver was much more than a scientist. 

“He was one of the most dynamic beings to walk the earth,” Taylor said. “Talk about a servant-leader. He was a phenomenal example of how we should all lead our lives.”

Tuskegee University archivist, Dana Chandler, said Carver was a man of tremendous man of faith and that “he felt that we are all supposed to be God’s garden tenders.” He also said the Tuskegee community is filled with little-known history and that should be brought to light. 

"This place is amazing, the history that is here. We have got to work together to magnify Tuskegee's role in it because it's a significant role in the United States of America and the world," Chandler said. 

Dana Chandler, Tuskegee University archivist.

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