George Washington Carver Community Center
Rich in cultural history, the George Washington Carver Community Center (GWCCC) has become a staple for community engagement and events in Crystal River.
The George Washington Carver Community Center offers a variety of rental opportunities to accommodate your next event or special occasion. Facilities range from conference rooms to our large ballroom.
This beautifully spacious room hosts up to 200 attendees for large gatherings with the versatility to present a comfortable setting for intimate reunions and organizational meetings. The built in stage also presents unique opportunities for speaking engagements and special moments.
Our conventional meeting room seats 12 guests comfortable setting the perfect tone for corporate meetings, brainstorming sessions, staff and board retreats, and intimate luncheons. With built-in projector and retractable screen to allow for PowerPoints and presentations, the Martin Luther King, Jr. conference room makes corporate planning and networking easy.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The George Washington Carver School
In the 1920s, the black school children just called it "The School."
The small wooden building stood at the corner of N.E. 3rd Ave. and NW 5th St. - the first black school in Crystal River. Later, the school would have several different names before being named George Washington Carver Junior High School.
Some believe Mayme Mobley was the School's first principal, but most former students remember Emanuel Stewart, a 19-year-old.
The 25 children in each room sat two to a desk. More than one grade shared a classroom.