George Washington Carver Cabin

Summary

Henry Ford built this cabin in 1942 to honor his friend, agricultural scientist George Washington Carver. The cabin was based on Carver's recollections of the slave cabin in Missouri in which he was born in 1864. Carver spent his career at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, advocating for new crops, such as peanuts, that would enrich both Southern farmers and Southern soils.

Henry Ford built this cabin in 1942 to honor his friend, agricultural scientist George Washington Carver. The cabin was based on Carver's recollections of the slave cabin in Missouri in which he was born in 1864. Carver spent his career at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, advocating for new crops, such as peanuts, that would enrich both Southern farmers and Southern soils.

Artifact

Cabin (House)

Date Made

1942

Subject Date

circa 1860

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

The cabin was built in Greenfield Village in 1942 as a tribute to George Washington Carver. The exterior is patterned after the circa 1860 Missouri slave cabin where Carver was born.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

42.210.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Pine (Wood)
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

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