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For Teachers

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 the Winter 2019 Field Trip Flyer and Blowing Rock Exhibit.

Spring Semester 2019

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: 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.

Farm, Forage, Feast: High Country Foodways

December 1, 2018 - April 20, 2019

Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? Or how honey is made? Or all the varieties of apples there are? Or what it really takes to raise pigs? Have you thought about all the stories and conversations that warm the soul as you sit around the dinner table and pass the plate?

Farm. Forage. Feast. examines the intersection of cultures, economies, education, and the environment relating to the production and consumption of food in the High Country of North Carolina through lenses of oral histories, photography, and local history. For the purpose of this exhibition, the High Country is defined as Watauga, Ashe, and Avery counties, although our interview subjects live and work primarily in Watauga and Ashe counties.

Learn more and read the interviews from the exhibition on the Farm, Forage, Feast: High Country Foodways webpage.

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.