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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 Fall Field Trip Flyer and Blowing Rock Exhibit OR

Download the .pdf files here: Fall Field Trip Flyer and Blowing Rock Exhibit Field Trip Flyer.

Fall 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: 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.

White Gold and Coming Home to Cotton

August 11 - November 10

White Gold:
Thomas Sayre is a Raleigh, NC based artist who is best known for his large-scale earthcast sculptures.
In White Gold he uses his sculptures to talk about cot-ton and a reverence for the land, the labor, and the peo-ple (forced or unforced) who made cotton their livelihood.

Coming Home to Cotton:
This exhibit is a photo-documentary which focuses on one family, broadly defined by blood kin and chosen family, as it has struggled to keep alive a century-old cotton farm in the Four Hole Swamp Region of South Carolina.

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.