Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Lecture: More than the "Peanut Wizard"

Event Date: 
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Kobinah Abdul-Salim, Ph.D., Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
Although George Washington Carver is revered in history for his well-known inventions of products derived from peanuts and sweet potatoes, we are generally less aware of the true impact that his work made on American industry and commerce. In this presentation, Dr. Abdul-Salim will explore several facets of this amazing story, and will also re-introduce us to the human face of a magnificent life known to most of us in only its most fabled form.

DATE: Saturday, February 18
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required