Welcome Educators!

Bring your students to the museum, or let us come to you!  Museum staff visit local school on Mondays.

The museum's Heritage Education program is NC Curriculum-based and can be adapted for groups K-5. Each program lasts ~45 minutes, and can be done in a single morning or afternoon visit to the museum. 

Educational Tours

Childhood During The 19th Century


This program shows students what life was like for children in the 19th century, and how their current lives compare and contrast. Students will see toys from the museum's collection. They will also create a toy (such as a thaumatrope pictured above) after learning about the history of the toy.

Colonial Quilts


This activity lets students learn how colonial women made clothing and bedding. They will also be able to handle real samples of quilts and have the opportunity to create their own mini-quilt.

Occaneechi Traditions: Young Historians/Archaeologist


This program teaches students about archaeology and lets them handle reproduction artifacts. Students will also get split into small groups for an activity in which they will create hand signs to communicate about essentials like food, shelter, and water. This helps them think about how difficult communication was during this period.