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Live Streaming Program

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! 

Check out our free LIVE! programs for 2018-2019 and register below. And watch all previous LIVE! events through our Videos on Demand

LIVE! Streaming Events 2018-2019

Tales from the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Now a Video on Demand! In the summer of 1718, the pirate Blackbeard ran his flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge aground near Beaufort. Blackbeard and his crew were unhurt and abandoned the ship, taking with them everything they thought was valuable. But, for those of us who are enamored with 18th-century ships, pirates, and colonial history, plenty of treasure remains! This special LIVE! event features Kimberly Kenyon, conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Laboratory, and Sally Bloom, an educator at the Museum of History, sharing what tales can still be told from the wreckage of the QAR.

Additional resources found here and here. Plus, find our craft “Design Your Own Pirate Flag,” here and read the Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine article “Underwater Conservation” here.

North Carolina American Indian Heritage Celebration

Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 10:a.m.–1 p.m.

If you can’t visit the American Indian Heritage Education Day in-person, join us via LIVE! to hear music and see dances performed by North Carolina American Indian groups. This LIVE! event will not be hosted but will focus on providing access to the celebration taking place in the museum’s Daniels Auditorium.

Additional resources found here.

VIPs at Tryon Palace

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Now a Video on Demand! Who were the Very Important People at Tryon Palace? Home to Royal Governors Tryon and Martin, Tryon Palace was the seat of government during tumultuous times. We’ll go behind the scenes and explore some history, spaces, and things associated with this colonial site and learn more about the people who called this area home. Your guides will be Museum of History educator Sally Bloom and Tryon Palace educators Amber Satterthwaite and Sharon Bryant.

Handout available online before the program. Additional resources found here.

Manners Matter: The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Now a Video on Demand! Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. And the Canary House, on the grounds of the school, was much more than Dr. Brown’s home. Recognizing that education continued outside of the classroom, Dr. Brown invited students, civil rights leaders, artists, and others to visit and socialize in this special place where politeness and grace were more than a “nice to have,” but a place where Manners Mattered. Join Jamie Jones, manager at the museum and historic site, and Museum of History educator Sally Bloom as we explore the life and influence of this amazing educator and leader.

Check out this Tar Heel Junior Historian article for students and related lesson plan, “School Rules,” from our Educator Notebook, African Americans in North Carolina. Additional resources found here and order your Notebook here.

Register here!

One Giant Leap: North Carolina to the Moon [and Back]

Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 10:15–11:15 a.m.

North Carolina has many connections to the Space Race! Join us as we explore Tar Heel ties to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions with a very special guest: Mr. Gerry Griffin. Mr. Griffin is a former director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston and, during NASA’s Apollo program, he was a flight director in Mission Control. As we explore the museum’s One Giant Leap exhibit, curator Jessica Bandel will share stories of the people, places, and things that helped mankind make that historic “one giant leap” on the moon.

Additional resources coming soon.

Register here!