Prairie Day goes online

George Washington Carver National Monument

DIAMOND, Mo. – The George Washington Carver National Monument is celebrating Prairie Day in a new way this year.

Park officials have turned the tradition into a week long online event.

On their Facebook page, you can find cultural music and historic demonstrations.

The park is also hosting a contest, granting junior park ranger badges to participants who enter their daily trivia question.

It’s a fun way to get kids involved in the life and legacy of Carver while understanding his struggle.

“We want people to think about life in the context of that time frame, and not just the fun stuff like wagon rides and laundry, but also just how challenging it could’ve been, especially for an African American during that time frame,” said monument employee Sarah Martin.

You can get in on the monument’s online celebration by clicking here.