The following are the standard programs offered by the Charlotte Museum of History for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Please note that at this time, we are unable to welcome students to the Museum and our education specialists are unable to travel to your school for an in-person experience.

For additional information about any of the programs listed below, please email K-12 Education Specialist Lauren Wallace at lauren@charlottemuseum.org.

Learn about Charlotte’s past from the comfort of your home or classroom and explore the Queen City’s colonial and revolutionary history while learning about all the people who helped build the Charlotte we see today.

Each program is available to students of any grade pre-k to high school unless otherwise noted. Our education specialists will be in touch prior to the start of your program to formulate a plan to address the necessary curriculum depending on the grade-level served. We are also happy to add additional experiences or packages to the existing programs upon request.

Scheduling Your Virtual Visit

We can schedule your program Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Want a program delivered outside of our standard hours? Let’s talk about it!

All programs use zoom or the meeting platform of your choice to bring our educators to you. To ensure student privacy is protected, instructors or administrators are responsible for inviting our education specialists to a meeting setup by the host school or organization.

To schedule your visit, please complete our Digital Learning Request Form.

A Special Note on the Cost of our Virtual Programs

We know that this year many schools and students are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties. Thanks to generous contributions from Ross & Michelle Annable and the Charlotte Woman’s Club, all K-12 programs for the 2020-2021 school year will be offered at a vastly discounted price. We at the Museum appreciate the support of these incredible members of our community as we look to continue to bring Charlotte history to our students.


A Visit with the Alexanders
A Chat with a Curator
Virtual Mini Visits

A Visit with the Alexanders

This virtual, interactive tour of the Alexander Rock House uses livestream technology to invite you to be a guest of the Alexanders in 1774. Our guides will lead you through Mecklenburg County’s oldest home to learn about all the people who called 600 acres in East Charlotte home over 245 years ago. Hear stories of the women, men, and children – Native Americans, Europeans, and enslaved Africans – who helped create the Queen City we see today while virtually visiting the Museum. Students will be able to interact with guides in real time.

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Price: $45 (please note: additional costs may apply depending on the number of students served)
Time: 1 hour
NCES: dependent on grade level served; please contact K-12 Education Specialist Lauren Wallace at lauren@charlottemuseum.org or call 704-568-1774 for more information


Chat with a Curator

This interactive conversation uses livestream technology to bring the experts to you. Hear about the people and objects whose stories we tell while virtually visiting the Museum. Students will be able to interact with guides in real time.  Chats include an introduction to the topic of the exhibit, time for questions, and then move into a detailed walk through the exhibit highlighting unique and significant artifacts.

Suggested topics include Siloam School, Unforgettable Music Venues, Collecting Charlotte History, and more.

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Price: $45 (please note: additional costs may apply depending on the number of students served)
Time: 45 minutes
NCES: dependent on grade level served; please contact K-12 Education Specialist Lauren Wallace at lauren@charlottemuseum.org or call 704-568-1774 for more information


Virtual Mini Visits

These short programs include previously recorded materials and activities designed to be completed during asynchronous learning times. Students will be introduced to topics in Charlotte history including harnessing natural resources and understanding the early Charlotte environment. The programs and lesson plans have been curated by our education specialists with all materials and learning checks included.

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Price: $25 per class download
Time: 30 minutes
NCES: designed with elementary-aged students in mind to address NCES 3.G.1, 4.G.1, & 5.C.1


Digital Shorts

This online series called “Unexpected Homeschoolers” invites you to join The Charlotte Museum of History to learn about 18th century cooking, the American Revolution, first peoples, & more as a part of our new online learning center.

This resource has been made available specifically to help serve students who are unable to join us at the Museum as a result of COVID-19. The Museum is offering this program free of charge to our community, but please consider making a donation to CMH to help us continue offering programs like these to students whose learning has been impacted.

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Price: Free; please help us keep history alive and donate here
Time: 5 – 10 minutes
NCES: dependent on grade level served; please contact K-12 Education Specialist Lauren Wallace at lauren@charlottemuseum.org or call 704-568-1774 for more information