Curator Conversation:
African American Legacies

Celebrate Black History

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • February 3, 9 & 16, 2018
  • Time: 11am
  • Location: Museum Plaza

Featured Topics

George W. Carver Postage Stamp

February 3, 2018

February 3 is the 20th anniversary of the release of the 1998 U.S. postage stamp featuring Carver. This was the second stamp to feature the Carver (the first issued in 1948). Learn more about additional commemorations of George W. Carver, including sculptures by Isaac Scott Hathaway.

Commemorative Half Dollar Coin

February 9, 2018

Isaac Scott Hathaway became the first African American to design a commemorative half-dollar., Learn about the first two coins that featured African-American subjects, Booker T. Washington (issued 1946 - 1951), and Washington plus George W. Carver (issued 1951 - 1954). 

George Washington Carver Plaque, 1945

February 16, 2018

Learn more about how George W. Carver created a lasting legacy of his own at Tuskegee Institute, where he and Isaac Scott Hathaway both taught. Carver endowed the Carver Foundation on February 14, 1940, to continue his  work in agricultural science.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $22.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $24.00
Youth (5-11) Free $18.00
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

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