The university museums at Iowa State University are getting ready to celebrate one of its most celebrated alumni, George Washington Carver.
Carver was a scientist, botanist, educator and inventor who studied at Iowa State University from 1894 to 1896. Carver is recognized as one of the important American scientists of the 20th century, having risen from slavery to being one of the world’s most respected scientists and botanists.
Carver is best known for his work with developing crop-rotation methods for conserving soil nutrients as well as discovering hundreds of new uses for crops like peanuts.
Carver’s legacy will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Farm House Museum at Iowa State University. The event will start at 2 p.m.