Due to the continuing need for social distancing we have moved our programs to a digital platform. We hope you will be able to join us for these enriching and enlivening programs!
We are offering these FREE virtual programs to help our community continue to learn about the nature and culture of the Carolina Piedmont. Please support our work by making a donation here.
Culture & Heritage Museums Trivia Night! • 3rd Thursdays • 6 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for history and science fun, fact and fiction with our family-friendly trivia nights. Register at the links below:
• September 17
• October 15
• November 19
• December 17
Museum of York County
Mondays 9/7- 12/28 • What's Up in the Carolina Skies? • Facebook Live
Let our Planetarium Manager highlight something that you can see in the Carolina skies each week and show you where and when to look for it. No special equipment is necessary, just a willingness to go outside and look up.
9/10, 10/8, 11/12 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Exploring our Pleistocene Past
Presented by Dr. Steve Fields. Registration required. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Creature Feature • Every other Saturday • 10:30 a.m. • Facebook Live
Tune in each week to learn about a critter in from the Carolinas and beyond! 9/12 - 12/19.
10/17 • 3 p.m. • Sticking with Chemistry • Facebook Live
This 30-minute program for National Chemistry Week is all about the glues and adhesives that make our lives easier. Learn the chemistry behind glue, the inspiration behind Velcro and post-it notes, and some sticky experiments that you can do from materials you probably already have in your own home.
Main Street Children's Museum
Wee Wednesday • Wednesdays 10 a.m. • Facebook Live
Join us virtually for Wee Wednesday, where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in an activity. For Early Learners /Families with children ages 4 and younger. Starts 9/16.
9/25, 10/30, 11/20 • 10 a.m. • MSCM Does STEM • Facebook Live
Early Learners join us for STEM activities!
Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Exploring Our Revolutionary Past • October 14, 21, & 28
A three-part series of instructional Zoom webinars led by Zach Lemhouse, staff historian for the Culture and Heritage Museums/director of the Southern Revolutionary War Institute. Registration includes access and book. Details here. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Time Travel Tuesdays
Historic Brattonsville is offering live, interactive programs on Zoom. Please register at the links below and join in!
9/1 • 6 p.m. • Meet the Farm Animals: Cows
This ongoing series features Brattonsville’s heritage breed farm animals. Learn about the history, purpose and interesting facts about the farm’s chickens, hogs, horses, sheep, and cattle. This week meet Bert and Ernie, our cows.
9/8 • 6 p.m. • Making Farmers Cheese
A demonstration of making a simple cheese. Did you know that according to the 1850 Agricultural Census, Harriet Bratton reported having 27 milk cows on the plantation?
9/15 • 6 p.m. • Finding an Enslaved House
Explore the archeological discovery of what may have been a 19th century house for the enslaved at Brattonsville. Presented by archaeologist Dr. Chris Gillam.
9/22 • 6 p.m. • Meet the Farm Animals: Hogs
This ongoing series features Brattonsville’s heritage breed farm animals. Learn about the history, purpose and interesting facts about the farm’s chickens, hogs, horses, sheep, and cattle. This week learn about Brattonsville’s hogs.
9/29 • 6 p.m. • From Plant to Thread: Making Linen
Watch how linen yarn was made in the 18th century. This program shows the steps of how flax was harvested, then processed using clubs, wooden knives and iron combs to make yarn ready to be woven into linen fabric.
10/6 • 6 p.m. • Militia Clothing and Equipment in the 1850s
Learn about how men of mandatory service dressed in the 1850s century and the equipment they needed to survive.
10/13 • 6 p.m. • Meet the Farm Animals: Sheep
This ongoing series features Brattonsville’s heritage breed farm animals. Learn about the history, purpose and interesting facts about the farm’s chickens, hogs, horses, sheep, and cattle. Learn about our Gulf Coast Sheep and how they are sheared.
10/20 • 6 p.m. • Sickness in the 1840-50s
Learn how common illnesses and disease were treated in the 19th century.
10/27 • 6 p.m. • Dyeing with Indigo
Indigo was one of the primary exports during colonial times in South Carolina. This program demonstrates the steps in dyeing fabric using indigo, a useful and profitable plant.