Located at 1212 West Montgomery Road on the campus of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama is the George Washington Carver Museum. As a component of the Tuskegee National Historic Site, the museum is managed by the National Parks Service (NPS). Its mission is to honor the request of agricultural genius and inventor George Washington Carver who, according to the National Parks Service’s website, “wanted the fruits of his life’s work on display at the museum.”
George Washington Carver was born to Mary, circa 1864, in Diamond Grove, Missouri. Because Mary was enslaved and owned by Moses and Susan Carver, so was her child, George; there is no specific record of his birth. In 1865, Mary and George were kidnapped and though they were able to locate George in Arkansas, Mary was never found.