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 back soon for our free LIVE! programs for 2018-2019. And watch all previous LIVE! events through our Videos on Demand

Small Stuff/Big Stories

October 17, 2017/Time: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Now a Video on Demand!

What’s so important about a fish hook? Why is a stick in a glass case? And what’s the story with an old pair of kids’ shoes? Explore some of the small stuff in the museum’s chronology exhibit, The Story of North Carolina, and learn the big stories they tell. Educator Sally Bloom is joined by curator RaeLana Poteat for this LIVE tour through our state history—as told by some small stuff that was actually used in our past. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This LIVE! event was recorded and can be viewed as a Video on Demand.

Register for the eventHandout available online before the program. Additional resources found here.

North Carolina American Indian Heritage Celebration

Now a Video on Demand!

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

Register for the event. Additional resources found here. 

Taking Off! North Carolina Flight and Fliers

Now a Video on Demand!

First in flight and more! Travel through the museum with special guest Darrell Collins, who spent decades speaking to thousands of students about flight and fliers as an interpreter and historian at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. See a full-size replica of the Wright brothers 1903 flyer and learn about other North Carolina fliers. Sponsored by the First Flight Foundation, Championing the Legacy of the Wright Brothers.

Register for the event. Handout available online to use during the program is here. Additional resources found here and here.

Cooking for the (future) President: James K. Polk State Historic Site

Now a Video on Demand!

Join us for a special LIVE! streaming event when we’ll be at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site. What can we learn from the foods people ate in the past and the ways meals were prepared? We’ll explore the foodways of the people who lived at this historic site, as volunteer cooks prepare “receipts” from when the future president was a boy, around 1805. Ask your questions LIVE during the program!

Register for the event. Check out some receiptsfrom the event, engage students with the lesson “Where Do Our Foods Come From?”, and explore the President James K. Polk Historic Site’s kitchen and garden with activities and additional resources.

North Carolina and World War I

Now a Video on Demand!

For the 86,000 ordinary men and women from North Carolina who provided extraordinary service to their country during the “war to end all wars”—the soldiers who fought on the front lines and the 195 nurses who served overseas, as well as the countless families left behind to wait in anguish—the First World War was theworld war.

Join historian and curator Jackson Marshall III and museum educator Sally Bloom as they explore the museum’s exhibit to commemorate the war. Like visitors, you’ll be immersed in a life-size trench environment while seeing weapons and uniforms, a re-created field hospital, a detailed diorama, battlefield relics, and heart-pounding battlefield sounds and sights. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Additional resources found here. Text of exhibit labels are here.  And, watch 585 Days, if You’re Lucky, our video series based on primary sources about North Carolinians who experienced the war first hand.