BRAHM is proud to offer a Free Field Trip Program for public and home schools in Watauga, Ashe, Avery, and Caldwell counties. Other schools are welcome too ($5/student).
A limited number of reimbursements for school bus transportation are available for Watauga County schools that receive Title I funding, thanks to a grant from St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church.
Museum field trips can: enhance students' critical thinking, observational skills, and historical empathy; introduce students to a wide variety of art media and techniques; teach proper museum etiquette; and help teachers meet NC Essential and Common Core standards in visual arts, social studies and history.
Grades served and standards met vary by season.
View BRAHM's field trips for spring semester 2018 or download the pdf files here: The Way We Worked, Blowing Rock.
Spring Semester 2018
Field trips are free of charge for public and home schools in Watauga, Ashe, Avery, and Caldwell counties. All others are $5/student. There are also a limited number of reimbursements for school bus travel for Watauga County schools that receive Title I funding.
Please register as much in advance as possible - at least two weeks before you wish to visit.
Maximum class size is 30 students.
Field trips are for grades 4-12.
Teachers will be given pre- and and post-visit material.
To register, please contact Willard Watson, the BRAHM Program and Outreach Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.295.9099
Trips will address North Carolina Essential Standards in contextual relevancy, critical response, culture, economics, geography, history, and visual literacy. They will also address Common Core standards in literacy in history/social studies, speaking & listening, and writing.
BRAHM's free field trips are funded by a grant from St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church.
Option One: The Way We Worked
March 20 – April 28
The Smithsonian Traveling exhibition The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the Archives’ rich collections to tell this compelling story.
The Way We Worked has been made possible in Watauga County at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum by the North Carolina Humanities Council.
The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
Option Two: The Village of Blowing Rock: Exploring our History
Responding to popular demand, the Museum and the Blowing Rock Historical Society are proud to present this collaborative, permanent exhibition exploring the history of the town of Blowing Rock and its place in the High Country. The town, also referred to by many members of the community as "The Village," has recorded history tracing back to the late 1800s and has defined the cultural landscape for generations. Since the town has many stories, a section of this exhibition will be revisited regularly to focus on different areas of Blowing Rock's history.
This permanent display resides in the Museum's upstairs gallery, named in honor of Virginia ("Ginny") & David Stevens of the Blowing Rock Historical Society. Special thanks to Dr. Andrea Burns and Trent Margrif for guest curating the exhibition.