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New Visitor Center Set to Open its Doors

June 25th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Bond says Senate Appropriation Committee approved $400,000 for Carver Monument

DIAMOND, Mo. — George Washington Carver National Monument will open its new Discovery & Visitor Center today.

The 18,000-square-foot building connects to the existing 3,300-square-foot visitors center, which also has been renovated as part of the project.

Features of the new center include a revamped bookstore and front entrance, a multipurpose room with exhibits on Carver’s humanitarian work, and an enclosed bee room that can be accessed from the outside by bees. An outdoor balcony will afford visitors a view of the surrounding prairie

Last week, U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond said that a bill containing $400,000 in federal funding for the Carver monument has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill must be approved by the full Senate and reconciled with the House version before it can be signed into law. Read more…

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