Welcome Educators!

Bring your students to the museum, or even let us come to you! We offer a bus transportation grant to financially assist Orange County students traveling to the museum. Restrictions may apply - please don’t hesitate to contact us to see if your school qualifies.

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 Civil War

This program shows students what life was like for children in the North and South during the Civil War period, and how their current lives compare and contrast. Students will also create a thaumatrope 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.