The CHM relies on the generosity of its friends and supporters to serve to more than 110,000 participants each year. From planetarium shows to living history, concerts to workshops, the CHM serves school children, adults and families.


Uncertainty has been the norm for quite a while, including at the Culture & Heritage Museums. As the pattern of unknowing continues, your support is drastically important. Whatever amount you are able to give helps. Choose your gift amount here

Not knowing what the future holds for programing, exhibit interaction, events, and concerts, staff has remained agile to provide for our community. Redirecting staff time and duties, along with adding new technology and tools, sites have continued to share the mission “to communicate and preserve the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont, inspiring a lifetime of learning.” 

When folks were directed to stay home, our admissions stopped. Staff transformed our traditional programs into virtual offerings. Seminar series came alive via Zoom, Wee Wednesday fun found a home on YouTube, virtual planetarium shows share the night sky each week on Facebook. 
As headlines shared instances of racial unrest, descendants of Brattonsville’s enslaved told stories and showed what life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. By the Sweat of our Brows and Time Travel Tuesday offer today’s families and friends the opportunity to learn the history of families and friends from years past. 

CHM offers a multitude of experiences that present the Carolina Piedmont’s rich traditions in unique and fun ways. Please share a gift with us to enable us to keep sharing with you and others. Choose your gift amount here

Culture & Heritage Museums is comprised of Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill, SC, Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, SC, and McCelvey Center in York, SC.

Your tax-deductible gift provides vital support that sustains our preservation efforts as we continue to care for exhibits, artifacts, art, and archival material that represent our region, the Carolina Piedmont.


You may check out membership benefits and join here

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Planned Giving and CHM

There are unlimited creative and flexible methods to give to the Culture & Heritage Museums. If CHM is a passion of yours, please consider exploring the various methods for giving, including combining philanthropy with your financial planning.

If you would like more information about bequests, life income plans, charitable lead trusts, or other planned gifts, as well as programs and areas your planned gift can support, please contact our Development Department at 803-909-7419.