Virtual 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.

What's InSTORE Fridays
Fridays via Facebook join our Store Manager as he highlights items from our online gift shop with tips for easy entertaining and gift shop deals. Check out our gift shop at

Museum of York County

Wild Wonders • August 27  •  10 a.m.  •  Facebook Live
Tune in each time to learn about a critter or plant from the Carolinas and beyond! 

Citizen Science Photo Contest • August - Herpetology
Join our citizen science project and make a difference for science! By recording your nature observations you help scientists track changes in migration and habitat for animals and plants. Each month we will focus on one type of animal or plant.

For August our subject is herpetology. Simply take a photo of the reptiles and amphibians you see around you. Email your photo to us at Contest runs from August 1-31. Include the name of the reptile or amphibian, where, and when you took your photo, along with your name so we can credit your photos. We will upload your contributions to the national database at iNaturalist, and enter your photo in our monthly contest! Winners will be notified by email at the end of each month and their photos will be featured on the Museum’s Facebook page. Winning photos may be displayed in a fall exhibition. 

Historic Brattonsville

Time Travel Tuesdays
Historic Brattonsville is offering programs via Historic Brattonsville's Facebook page and Culture & Heritage Museums' YouTube channel.  

August 2 - Laundry Day in the 18th Century
Even though they lived over two hundred years ago, people in the 18th century liked to keep themselves clean just like we do. Find out how women during the 18th century washed their families’ clothing.

August 9 - Black Cats and Broken Mirrors: Superstitions in Early America
Our ancestors had some intriguing ways of approaching the challenges they encountered in their lives.  Let’s look at some of the ideas they came up with in an attempt to control the world around them.

August 16 - “A Woman’s Place”
Life for 19th century women wasn’t all cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing: some women, by choice or necessity, earned their own income to support their family.  Learn about some of the tradeswomen of York County and the kinds of work they did.

August 23 - Food on a 19th Century Plantation 
What did people who lived on a 19th century plantation eat? In this video, we will explore how people cooked, what they ate, and how what the plantation owner’s family ate was different from what the enslaved people ate.

August 30 - Spidery Cookery in the Backcountry
Of all the tools that people in the 18th century used to cook their food, one of the most common was a cast iron skillet, often called a "spider." Join us as we discuss how to use this versatile item to prepare a variety of foods.

For the people in 19th century, holidays could have multiple meanings. Not only did people’s rituals around holidays change over time, but one’s social class could change that celebration, too. The planter class celebrated the highs of the dawning New Year, while enslaved people dreaded the terrible lows of “Heartbreak Day,” when families were often separated. Join us as we look at the complexities of New Year’s Day in the 19th century. 

By the Sweat of Our Brows

Join us as we demonstrate daily life and work for the enslavedon the Bratton Plantation. Come meet descendants of theAfrican-American community at Brattonsville as they sharefamily stories of their ancestors through the 21st century. Learn about on-goi

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