The Cottrell Digital Studio at the Northeast Georgia History Center presents livestream programs for all to enjoy as well as special content for Digital Members. Join via Facebook Live or YouTube Live and feel free to ask questions in the chat! Great for all ages.
Each Wednesday at 2 PM ET, we present a livestream for the general public to enjoy via Facebook Live or YouTube Live. Each Friday we present special Member Livestreams for our local and digital Members. Become a Digital Member for as little as $3/month or $35/year to enjoy Member livestreams and more: Become a Digital Member
Lofi History Every Tuesday at 4 PM ET Historian Glen and musician Libba host a livestream every Tuesday at 4 PM ET on Twitch! Ask history questions in the chat and Glen will answer them live while Libba makes cool electronic music. Anyone can watch on Twitch, but you must have a Twitch account to ask questions. Great for all ages! www.twitch.tv/lofi_history
Members Livestream: Victoria's Secrets - Victorian Era Undergarments October 2nd at 2 PM ET The Victorian era was a time of fascinating fashions, but there's so much to learn from the undergarments of this era too! Historian and seamstress Marie Walker will lead a livestream program for History Center Members about the bloomers, chemise, corsets, petticoats, hoop skirts, and more of the Victorians on Friday, October 2nd at 2 PM ET.
In a Nutshell: The Origins of Witches October 7th at 2 PM ET When and where did the idea of witches originate? How has the perception of witches changed over history through literature and media? What does it mean to be a witch today? Learn all about it in this free livestream presented by historians Marie Walker and Glen Kyle on Wednesday, October 7th at 2 PM ET on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
Members Livestream: The Work of Edgar Allen Poe October 9th at 2 PM ET Libba Beaucham presents a livestream program for History Center Members about the life and work of author and poet Edgar Allen Poe. Included in this program will be a reading by Victor Lawrence of The Raven by Poe!
Virtual Family Day: The Salem Witch Trials
October 11th from 1-5 PM ET
Join the Northeast Georgia History Center for a spooky and educational Virtual Family Day about the history of the Salem Witch Trials. Included in our lineup of programs is a dramatized reenactment of one of the trials.
Watch programs on the hour every hour from 1-5 PM ET on Sunday, October 11th via Facebook & YouTube live.
1 PM - Introduction to the Salem Witch Trials with Historian Marie Walker
2 PM - Who’s Who in the Salem Witch Trials
3 PM - Dramatized Reenactment of the Salem Witch Trials
4 PM - Historical Context of the Salem Witch Trials
5 PM - Virtual Trivia: Halloween History!
In a Nutshell: Big Battles of 1066 AD October 14th at 2 PM ET Historian Glen Kyle presents a free livestream program about the lesser known battles of the Norman conquest of England in 1066 AD. Learn about William the Conqueror, Norman war strategy, weapons, successes, failures, and the impact of the Norman Conquest during this fascinating program. Watch on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.
Members Livestream: Fall Baking of the 1690s
October 16th at 2 PM ET
Historians Marie Walker and Lesley Jones presents a livestream program for History Center members about baking in the Fall of the 1690s. Join us for a live demonstration of historical savory and sweet bakes!
In a Nutshell: The History of UGA Football October 21st at 2 PM ET Historian and University of Georgia alumni Marie Walker presents a free livestream program about the history of UGA football on Wednesday, October 21st at 2 PM ET. Watch on Facebook or YouTube Live.
Members Livestream: Behind the Scenes of the Cottrell Digital Studio
October 23rd at 2 PM ET
Members of the Northeast Georgia History Center are invited to a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of our Digital Studio and Archives! Learn what it's like to be a Living History Interpreter, how we preserve our artifacts, and the research process for our original productions!
Virtual Trivia: Halloween History! October 28th at 2 PM ET Historians Marie Walker and Glen Kyle host a live trivia game about Halloween history! Questions will cover the origins of Halloween traditions, classic horror radio dramas and movies, the history behind popular trick-or-treating candy, and more. The winner will receive a free Digital Membership to the History Center!
This game will be conducted using Kahoot!, an online quiz game platform. Please read the instructions below on how to play: You will need two internet-connected devices. One to watch the livestream and another to submit your answers. We recommend watching the livestream on a computer and submitting your answers with a smartphone. At the beginning of the livestream, go to www.kahoot.it and enter the number provided on the screen. You will then enter a nickname or team name. Once the game begins, you will see the questions and multiple choice answers. Select your answer on your smartphone. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A DELAY between the questions appearing on the screen and your answering device. Don't worry! You will have plenty of time to answer.
The winner will receive a free Digital Membership to the History Center! If you are already a Member, you can gift the Membership to a friend.
Members Livestream: The Origins of Classic Monsters October 30th at 2 PM ET Vampires, werewolves, and zombies -- oh my! Historian Marie Walker presents a livestream program for History Center Members about the origins of class monsters on Friday, October 30th at 2 PM ET.