For Immediate Release: July 2, 2020


Contact: Marie Cheek Community Relations Coordinator Culture & Heritage Museums 803.909.7312


Culture & Heritage Museums offers virtual summer programs: Time Travel Tuesdays, Wonderful Wednesdays and Messy Maestros

ROCK HILL, S.C. – With Culture & Heritage Museums’ sites physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer programs are offered on a digital platform to provide fun learning opportunities for families of all ages. Created by educational teams at Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum, CHM summer programs are free of charge; registration is required and donations are encouraged.

Historic Brattonsville and Museum of York County summer programs are presented through Zoom Webinars. Main Street Children’s Museum’s Messy Maestros is presented through Facebook Live; the Messy Maestro Art Kit is an online purchase with curbside pickup.

To register for CHM summer programs, make a donation or learn more details, go to CHM’s website:

Culture & Heritage Museums’ virtual summer programs are made possible through funding from a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

CHM’s Virtual Summer Program Itinerary:

Historic Brattonsville: Time Travel Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 7 – Nothing but Indian Corn Meal: Food in the Carolina Piedmont July 14 – Tory Tuesday: Loyalists in the Carolina Backcountry July 21 – From Sun-Up to Sun-Down: The Enslaved at Brattonsville July 28 – Drest in White of Their Own Spinning: 18th and 19th Century Textile Production

Museum of York County: Wonderful Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 1 – Wonderful Wednesday: Stories Fossils Tell July 8 – Wonderful Wednesday: Over and Under the Pond July 15 – Wonderful Wednesday: Under-cover Ramble July 22 – Wonderful Wednesday: Reptiles & Amphibians: Secret Lives July 29 – Wonderful Wednesday: Beat the Beasts Aug. 5 – Natural History Trivia: Piedmont Edition

Main Street Children’s Museum: Messy Maestros on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. July 2 & 9 – Art Kit purchase deadline of July 3 July 16 & 23 – Art Kit purchase deadline of July 10 July 30 & Aug. 6 – Art Kit purchase deadline of July 24 Aug. 13 & 20 – Art Kit purchase deadline of Aug. 7 Messy Maestros Art Kits are available for online purchase at with curbside pickup at the Museum of York County on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 – 4 p.m.

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County, S.C., which includes Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, the McCelvey Center in York, and the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.