As part of our Juneteenth celebration, a group of St. John’s members and a few guests enjoyed a wonderful day on Friday at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in East Austin.
As some may know, George Washington Carver was a great inventor, agricultural scientist, and botanist. He is recognized as one of the most important scientists of the twentieth century. Here are couple of quotes from Mr. Carver:
"Education is the golden key to freedom".
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only tune in".
The Carver Museum and Cultural Center provides a wonderful, stunning space to explore the contributions of African Americans. In addition to permanent exhibits about East Austin, there are rotating installations which highlight African American artists. During this trip, we viewed photographer Jamel Shabazz's exhibit, and learned about George Clinton (musician and painter).
Laurie Williams' comments about the trip: ...."Our tour guide, Cathy, was charming and informative. The museum is beautifully organized. It rotates exhibits to keep you going back to find out what else you can learn."