Farming for Facts

Get it straight

George Washington Carver achieved great things during his life, but most of what you think is true about the accomplished scientist probably isn't. He didn't have a peanut obsession, for starters. Nor was he crazy in love with sweet potatoes. He did do vital work with both crops, using them as key components in crop-rotation and soil-revitalization efforts. To learn more facts about Carver (and to replace all that fiction in your head), head to the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue). George Washington Carver, the exhibition, is on display there daily through Sunday, March 1, and with interactive displays, artifacts, photos and more, the show enlightens viewers and acts as a sort of Snopes.com filter about the man. Admission to the exhibition costs $6 to $10. Call 314-746-4599 or visit www.mohistory.org for hours and more information.
Nov. 29-March 1, 2008
 
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