Goldsboro, North Carolina’s Wayne County Museum, is launching new virtual exhibit tours and “living library” history interviews on their YouTube channel and website. The Museum’s new updated digital platform will allow “visitors” to enjoy their special exhibits and programs on local history from the comfort and safety of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Museum’s Executive Director, Jennifer Kuykendall, says:
“The Museum has been concerned that with our forced 3 month quarantine closure this Spring, and the health and safety concerns of our visitors keeping them at home, that we were losing our growing community engagement. Funding provided by a NC Cares Relief Grant has allowed us the means to acquire equipment and upgrade our technology in order to keep sharing and educating the local public remotely via YouTube.”
View current videos and Subscribe to the Wayne County Museum’s YouTube Channel here.
Humanities Relief Grant funding was provided to the North Carolina Humanities Council by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress in late March. The $2.2 trillion CARES package included $75 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, nearly $30 million, or a total of 40%, of which was sent to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils, including the North Carolina Humanities Council, to distribute to local cultural nonprofits and programming. The North Carolina Humanities Council is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Source: Wayne County Museum