Education Opportunities in a Pandemic

Lots of things are different these days. One thing that hasn’t changed is The Charleston Museum’s commitment to education and the community. The Education Department has been updating its educational offerings and developing new ways to reach teachers, students, and families in these uncertain times.

This summer we successfully ran six weeks of summer camp, five at the Dill Sanctuary and one week at the Museum. We also worked with Charleston County Schools to create programming for their Summer-Mester program. Museum staff provided them with 20 pre-recorded videos based on our Museum field trip experiences. This was a great start to creating virtual content that families, teachers, and students could use during the upcoming school year.

The Education Department offers programming for pods, homeschoolers, virtual students, families, and schools. We offer pre-recorded videos, live Zoom experiences, traveling programs, as well as on-site programming at all four of our locations – the Joseph Manigault House, the Heyward-Washington House, and the Dill Sanctuary. And don’t forget our Bragg Box program, these are trunks filled with lesson plans, replicas, and activities that can be checked out from the Museum. We would be happy to work with teachers and group leaders to create programming just for you or choose from our list of experiences. We are masked and ready to help you conquer the school year – think of us as your Museum superheroes.

-Stephanie Thomas, Chief of Education