Winter Programs

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:
January 21
February 18
March 18

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. Check out our gift shop at

Museum of York County

Mondays  •  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.  

Creature Feature  •  Every other Saturday  •  10:30 a.m.  •  Facebook Live
Tune in each time to learn about a critter in from the Carolinas and beyond! 

January 13, February 10 and March 10, 2021 • 1-2:30 p.m.
Virtual Homeschool: Ecosystem Explorations 
Monthly on the Second Wednesday. Registration closed.



Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Pollinators of the Carolinas
Thursdays, February 11, March 11, & April 8 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom webinar
Museum Members: $30* / Non-Members: $40
To purchase the Seminar Package, visit the Museum Store here.
Registration closes Thursday, January 21, 2021.

This three-part series will cover pollinator species, pollinator-plant adaptations, and pollinator conversation. Enrollment price for this seminar package includes the softcover book, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe, and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, digital class notes, and instruction by Dr. David Jenkins, Forests Health Manager at the South Carolina Forestry Commission, and Dr. Robert Carter, Education Program Manager at the Museum of York County.

Seminar Descriptions:
Pollinators of the Carolinas - Thursday, February 11, 2021
Learn basic entomology with Dr. David Jenkins, Entomologist and Forest Health Specilaist with the SC Forestry Commission. Which insects are the primary pollinators in the Carolinas? What are the ecological roles of pollinators? What is the economic value of pollinators?

Flower Morphology and Pollinator Syndromes - Thursday, March 11, 2021
How are flowers adapted to promote pollination? What is a pollinator syndrome? Bees and hummingbirds are not the only pollinators. You will be surprised by the diversity of animals that serve as pollinators. Dr. Robert Carter with the Museum of York County will help participant explore these topics.

Pollinator Conversation and Landscaping - Thursday, April 8, 2021
How Join Dr. Robert Carter to discuss pollinator concervation. Why are pollinators declining? How to landscape to increase pollinator populations? What should be planted? Do you really need pesticides? Can I use plants as a natural pesticide?

Main Street Children's Museum

Wee Wednesday  Wednesdays 10 a.m.  • Facebook Live
Wee Wednesdays kick off after a holiday hiatus on January 13. During this early childhood program, young children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around, and listen to fun books. The program is broadcast Wednesday mornings on Facebook Live at 10 a.m., and you can access the recording later on Facebook and the Culture & Heritage Museum's YouTube page.

Keep an eye out on the Main Street Children's Museum Facebook and Instagram
pages for the MSCM does STEM series. Each month, museum educators
will share unique activities with tie-ins to key early childhood STEM concepts.

Historic Brattonsville

Time Travel Tuesdays
Historic Brattonsville is offering live, interactive programs on Zoom. Please register at the links below and join in! 

Jan 05 – The Good Times and Bad Times of the New Year’s  
An in-depth look of what life was like around New Year’s from celebrations to heartbreak.

Jan 12 – Distaff Day
What in the world is Distaff Day? Let’s take a look at how the holidays affected mid-winter work on an 18th century farm and what was done to start the New Year’s chores.

Jan 19 - Polly Put The Kettle On: A Nursery Rhyme Meal   
A look at some early nursery rhymes and their origins, and a meal based on foods mentioned in them.

Jan 26 - River Trade on the Catawba      
Did you know that the Catawba River was used to transport goods for centuries up until the mid-1850s when the railroad came to York County?

Feb 02 - Medicine and Herbal Remedies of the Enslaved 
Explaining the various ways enslaved African Americans interacted with health and medicine during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Feb 09 - 1840s Valentine’s Card
A history of how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1840s.

Feb 16 - Religion and Spirituality of the Enslaved

Explore how enslaved African Americans interacted with religion; how West African roots heavily influenced the ways in which they worshipped and practiced Christianity.

Feb 23 - Temperance in the 1850s       

Just how old is the Temperance Movement? Find out the history of Temperance in the 1850s and see how York County responded to it.

Mar 02 - Music on the Plantation    
A discussion of 19th century music, including the songs and instruments available to the people of the Carolina Piedmont.

Mar 09 - From Hide to Bags and Straps
Come and join us as we show you how to make a simple, timeless shot-pouch from the cutting of leather to the finishing touches.

Mar 16 - Woman's Work: A Day in the Lives of Martha & Harriet     
A comparison of the daily activities of two Bratton matriarchs: Martha Bratton (1750-1816), pioneer wife, and her daughter-in-law, Harriet Bratton (1795-1874), wealthy plantation mistress.

Mar 23 - The Art of Blacksmithing
A look at what blacksmithing is and how to make useful items on the forge.

Mar 30 - 18th and 19th Century Cross-Stitch Samplers  
A look into the history of cross-stitching and how it was used to teach young children/girls.



Now available: Previously Aired Programming
Our previously aired Wonderful Wednesday summer program recordings are available on YouTube! You can view the recordings here. From exploring a pond ecosystem to testing your knowledge in our Piedmont Trivia challenge, our Wonderful Wednesday programs offer a variety of educational and fun activities, books, content, crafts and more!

Christmas Candlelight

Join Father Christmas, historic carolers, and more as we experience Christmas in the 19th century: the food, the decorations, and the stories in our virtual program!

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