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George Washington Carver Day Celebration


The George Washington Carver Day Celebration is a collaborative effort between Simpson College and Indianola community members. We work together to bring to life the rich history of Simpson College Alumni and past Indianola resident, George Washington Carver.


join us for our three-day celebration

All Events are Free and Open to the Public


Carver Medal Ceremony at Simpson College

Take a look at the 2023 Celebration Recap

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Thank you to our 2023 Contributors

  • Simpson College
  • Warren County Historical Society & Museum
  • Indianola Independent-Advocate
  • George Washington Carver Elementary School
  • HIRTA Public Transit
  • Indianola Community School District
  • Indianola Downtown Merchants: West Hill Brewing, Local Vine, Corner Sundry, Uncommon Grounds, Treasures
  • Indianola Parks & Recreation
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Presenters Linda Griffith Smith and Paxton Williams
  • Our many community volunteers


2024 Planning Committee Members

  • Seth Andersen, Simpson College
  • Mara Bailey, Simpson College
  • Jared Bienemann, Simpson College
  • Tisha Carter-Smith, Simpson College
  • Amy Duncan, Indianola Independent Advocate
  • Cyd Dyer, Simpson College
  • Heidi Levine, Simpson College
  • Keyah Levy, Simpson College
  • Elodie Opstad, The Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune
  • Alisa Reynolds-Good, Simpson College
  • Jim Thorius, Simpson College