2019 Bucket Challenge Invitation
The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument (FBTWNM), salute and thank you for being such a committed leader in the Smith Mountain Lake community. Your business is a cornerstone to the success and vitality of our neighborhood. We invite you to participate in a local opportunity sponsored by the Friends - the annual Booker T. Washington Bucket Challenge.We invite local leaders and businesses to maintain a tradition of sponsoring the park by joining or rejoining the annual Booker T. Washington Bucket Challenge with a donation gift. See contributors on News Page.
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Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument

       Booker Taliaferro                      Washington 



American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States was a dominant leader in the African American community. 


The Booker T. Washington National Monument hosts the site Booker called home as a young boy from 1856-1865. A replica of the farm where he lived comes alive for you to visit.

The mission of the Friends of Booker T. Washington is to support the preservation of the Booker T. Washington National Monument through volunteerism, financial support, advocacy and increased community involvement. To promote public awareness and appreciation of the legacy of Booker T. Washington.


Legacy Dinner : SAVE THE DATE: April 18, 2020!!!


a member of The SML Chamber of Commerce

The Friends of Booker T. Washington encourage you to spend time learning about Booker's early days on the Burroughs' Farm, go inside his replicated house, smokehouse and tobacco barn, enjoy living history reenactments, view the movie MEASURE OF A MAN about his life, converse wih knowledgable Park Rangers, hike the park trails, call on the live farm animals, explore the gardens, picnic on site and shop in the gift store. Your contributions of time and curiosity boost the passion we have for keeping this treasure a lively and interactive experience. 

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