Beyond the Exhibits Live!


Join us for a LIVE! streaming event!

Museum educators, curators, and special guests share some “stuff” from our past and “meet” people from our history who helped shape our present. We stream LIVE! from the museum’s exhibits and from history spots around the state. Join us via YouTube or Vimeo; viewers can ask questions during the program, and we’ll answer them LIVE! Register for LIVE!

Check out our free LIVE! programs for 2022 and register below. Additional resources for each LIVE! will be available closer to event date. And watch all previous LIVE! events through our Videos on Demand.


American Indian Heritage Celebration Education Day LIVE!

Friday, November 18, 2022 - Now a Video on Demand

9:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Enjoy the recorded video of the live dance and music of North Carolina American Indians from the Education Day for the 27th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. Check out these American Indian FAQs, descriptions of American Indian Dance Styles, and enjoy the Powwow coloring book, The Heartbeat of a People, by Joe Liles. Other resources and videos available here!


African American Cultural Celebration Education Day LIVE!


Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Join us online for the second annual African American Cultural Celebration Education Day with LIVE! storytelling by members of the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers. Enjoy any or all of these amazing storytelling sessions, which will begin about every 45 minutes. Look for information about interactive presentations and additional resources, including educational materials, crafts, videos, and more—coming soon!


The (un)Civil War in North Carolina LIVE!

Un-Civil War in NC

Monday, February 6, 2023

10:15–11:15 a.m. 

Civil means both “mannerly” and “relating to a state and its citizens.” It follows that a “civil war” is a conflict between groups of citizens of the same state or country. But a civil war is NOT mannerly.

The Civil War in America was fought between the Confederacy and the United States, and North Carolina was part of the Confederacy. Still, within the state’s boundaries, the people held multiple opinions about the war and acted accordingly. Why did North Carolina join the Confederacy? Did everyone in the state support the Civil War? What was life like during wartime?

This LIVE! event journeys to several historic sites highlighting North Carolinians who lived during the Civil War to help students understand the choices faced and decisions made in response to the changes that the war brought. Additional resources—coming soon!

Register for LIVE! now!