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 chmuseums.myshopify.com/
Museum of York County
Wild Wonders • September 25 • 10 a.m. • Facebook Live
Tune in each time to learn about a critter or plant from the Carolinas and beyond!
The Museum of York County is sponsoring monthly Citizen Science and Photography opportunities throughout the growing season (April-October). Citizen Science utilizes citizens to collect data that can be used in long-term nationwide research. You can contribute to science while you explore the Carolinas! Images submitted will be judged by a panel of Museum staff members and a winner for best photo announced each month. The winning photos may be displayed at the Museum of York County in a fall exhibition.
For the month of September, our theme is fall flowers! Participate in Citizen Science by taking photos of fall flowers. Share your findings by uploading them to www.inaturalist.org/projects/carolina-biodiversity-myco or email them to email@example.com by noon on September 29, 2021 to be considered for the photo competition. Be sure to identify the flower and enter your location (city and state). If you cannot identify your flower people on iNaturalist can help.
Make plans to join us September 30th at 6 p.m. to discuss fall flowers and announce the winner of the photo contest at https://yorkcountygov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lorgx3CjQGeOF8YWITQvbA.
Our fall Book Club, exclusive and free for Museum Members, begins Sept. 16!
We'll be reading and discussing "Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians" by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert. Meetings will take place via Zoom 9/16, 10/21 and 11/18 from 6-7 p.m.
During our Sept. meeting, the first two sections (The Nature of Cycles and Cycles of Spring) will be discussed.
Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Books are still available in our gift shop.
September 7 – By the Sweat of Our Brows Teaser
Tune in to hear from descendants of the African-American community at Brattonsville. Be sure to join us September 11th for By the Sweat of Our Brows, featuring a tribute to the late Kitty Wilson-Evans and music and storytelling performances by Carlo L'Chelle Dawson. Click here to reserve your tickets.
September 14 – Meet the Barnyard Animals!
Aside from people, who else lived on the Bratton Plantation? Join Farmer Eli as he introduces the heritage breeds of farm animals that live at Historic Brattonsville.
September 21 – “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.
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!