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 •  July 23  •  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 • July - Mammals
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 July our subject is mammals. Simply take a photo of the mammals you see around you. Email your photo to us at Contest runs from July 1-31. Include the name of the mammal, 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.  

July 5 - Sleep Tight: Myths of History
Are there some historic sayings that you’ve always known and just accepted as true?  A look at some of age-old adages, where they came from, and what they really mean.

July 12 - Huck's Defeat: Liberty Awakes!
In preparation for our reenactment on July 16 – 17, take a deep dive with us into the history behind the Battle of Huck’s Defeat, which was fought on Historic Brattonsville’s property in July of 1780. 

July 19 - 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.

July 26 - What is cotton?
Join us for an in-depth look at the origin of cotton, how it became “king” in the 19th century South, and how it was planted.

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.