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About The Carver Museum

Welcome to The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

The George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center is a premier cultural institution that is the steward of the African American experience in Phoenix. We honor and share African-American Heritage, Arts & Culture. The support of our Museum Members, Visitors, Donors, and Partners plays a crucial role in ensuring we remain open and accessible to the public.

Phoenix Colored Union High School Class of 1948

The Carver Museum Supporters

Celebrating Over 90 Years of Service - 1926 to Today

Since May 5th, 1996, the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center has featured historical exhibits, an African-American library, classes, and special programs and seminars. The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center has been and will continue to be a positive force for diversity and inclusion within Arizona and beyond.

Our Mission

The George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center is a premier cultural institution that is the steward of the African American experience in Phoenix. The museum and cultural center honors African American Heritage, Arts & Culture. Our vision for the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center supports four core principles:

Integrity: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center conducts its business with the highest standards of ethical practice and transparency. The museum is dedicated to the continual improvement of community education addressing Literacy, STEAM, History, Health and Wellness initiatives.

Stewardship: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center values collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting evidence of the African American experience in the city of Phoenix and state of Arizona. The museum promotes and protects the cultural and artistic treasures of the African American community with the utmost care and respect.

Education and Research: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center seeks to inspire people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to explore and discover the important role of African Americans in shaping the history of Arizona. The museum provides the most current educational and media-rich resources related to the African American experience.

Gathering Place: The historical facility promotes a sense of community and local station for Discussion Forums, Educational Services, and a myriad of Community Events.

Adopted by the Board of Directors In 2015

Our Board

Henry Watkins
President
Brenda Thomson
Vice President
Joseph Benesh
Treasurer
Anthony Pratcher
Secretary
Roberto Frietz
Board
Chad Gestson
Board
Eric Kemp
Board
Sonji Muhammad
Board
Michael Neal
Board
Oye Waddell
Board

Our Team

Paul Alan Taliercio
Resident Curator

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