Culture & Heritage Museums Offer Virtual Summer Programming

With Culture & Heritage Museums’ sites physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer programs are offered on a digital platform to provide fun learning opportunities for families of all ages. Created by educational teams at Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum, CHM summer programs are free of charge; registration is required and donations are encouraged.

Historic Brattonsville and Museum of York County summer programs are presented through Zoom Webinars. Main Street Children’s Museum’s Messy Maestros is presented through Facebook Live; the Messy Maestro Art Kit is an online purchase with curbside pickup.

To register for CHM summer programs, make a donation or learn more details, go to CHM’s website:

Culture & Heritage Museums’ virtual summer programs are made possible through funding from a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

CHM’s Virtual Summer Program Itinerary:

Historic Brattonsville: Time Travel Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

July 7 –  Nothing but Indian Corn Meal: Food in the Carolina Piedmont
July 14 – Tory Tuesday: Loyalists in the Carolina Backcountry
July 21 – From Sun-Up to Sun-Down: The Enslaved at Brattonsville
July 28 – Drest in White of Their Own Spinning: 18th and 19th Century Textile Production

Museum of York County: Wonderful Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

July 1 – Wonderful Wednesday: Stories Fossils Tell
July 8 – Wonderful Wednesday: Over and Under the Pond 
July 15 – Wonderful Wednesday: Under-cover Ramble 
July 22 – Wonderful Wednesday: Reptiles & Amphibians: Secret Lives 
July 29 – Wonderful Wednesday: Beat the Beasts 
Aug. 5 Natural History Trivia: Piedmont Edition

Main Street Children’s Museum: Messy Maestros on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

July 2 & 9 – Art Kit purchase deadline of July 3
July 16 & 23 – Art Kit purchase deadline of July 10           
July 30 & Aug. 6 – Art Kit purchase deadline of July 24           
Aug. 13 & 20 – Art Kit purchase deadline of Aug. 7

Messy Maestros Art Kits are available for online purchase at with curbside pickup at the Museum of York County on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 – 4 p.m.

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County, S.C., which includes Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, the McCelvey Center in York, and the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.