February 2021 Livestream Programs
Cost: Free
Starts: Wednesday February 3rd, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Ends: Friday February 26th, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Duration: about 23 days.

Livestream Events to Enjoy From Home!

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Tuesdays at 4 PM ET: Lofi History
Historians Glen Kyle and Marie Walker take your history questions from the chat while Libba Beaucham plays cool electronic music! Watch on Twitch, Facebook Live, or YouTube Live.

February 3rd at 2 PM ET: American Girl Dolls - Cecile, Addy, and Melody
Marie Walker presents a program that offers historical context to American Girl Doll characters Cecile, Addy, and Melody. Learn about three different eras of Black history through these fascinating stories and beloved characters.

February 5th at 2 PM ET: Members Livestream - Victorian Era Courtship
Courtship is a period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship, especially with a view to marriage. A number of stringent societal rules dictated the courtship period in the Victorian Era. In this livestream Historian Marie Walker will give examples on the proper etiquette of courtship from etiquette books of the time period.

February 10th at 2 PM ET: Revolutionary Patriot Austin Dabney
African-Americans faced an unusual set of circumstances, and choices, during the American War for Independence. One of these men, Austin Dabney, served in the militia on the Patriot side of the war, winning his freedom and the friendship of the man who saved his life, Giles Harris. Mustapha Slack and Glen Kyle will portray these two men and discuss the war, their unlikely friendship, and their hopes for what America would become.

February 12th at 2 PM ET: Members Livestream - The History of Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Across the United States loved ones exchange candy, flowers and gifts to commemorate the day. But who is Saint Valentine? Where did these traditions come from? Tune into this livestream program to find out about the history of Valentine’s Day, from the ancient Roman ritual to the card-giving customs of Victorian England.

February 14th from 1-5 PM ET: Virtual Family Day - Voices for the Vote
This Virtual Family Day will focus on the Women's Suffrage Movement in the United States. Join us for livestream programs and easy at-home crafts to learn all about this fascinating era of American history.

1 PM - 1920s Dance & Fashion with Kat Nagar
2 PM - Meet Sojourner Truth
3 PM - Voice's for the Vote Special Exhibit Tour + Suffrage Sash Tutorial & Raffle
4 PM - Suffrage Crafts & Valentines
5 PM - Live Virtual Trivia about the Suffrage Movement

February 17th at 2 PM ET: The Rugged Pathway - Beulah Rucker
Beulah Rucker Oliver was a remarkable woman, working and funding her own tuition at the Knox Institute in Athens, Georgia. After this achievement, she dedicated her life to ensuring that generations of African American children and adults had access to a quality education. Chiara Richardson will present a performance as Ms. Rucker, followed by a discussion with Glen Kyle and Charlene Williams, Executive Director of the Beulah Rucker Museum & Education Center.

February 19th at 2 PM ET: Members Livestream - Victorian Era Engagement Traditions
An engagement is a a formal agreement to get married. The average engagement length of an engagement currently is about 13 months, but did you know that Pope Innocent III is the one who declared a waiting period between a betrothal and the marriage ceremony? When did people begin exchanging rings as a symbol of their agreement to marry? Tune into this livestream as Historian Marie Walker presents upon the history of engagements.

February 24th at 2 PM ET: The Reconstruction Era with Dr. Ben Wynne
The post-Civil War era of Reconstruction began with many social changes and great promises for African Americans, but was undone all too soon but traditional forces of white supremacy. Nevertheless, the thee "Reconstruction Amendments", the 13th, 14th, and 15th, fundamentally changed American society and planted the seeds for the fantastic advances in modern civil rights movement. Join us for a discussion about these amendments, the times they were created, and how they helped shape our nation with Dr. Ben Wynne, professor of history at the University of North Georgia.

February 26th at 2 PM ET: Members Only - Victorian Era Wedding Traditions
"Here Comes the Bride....All dressed in white," Was not a song or a sight that was beheld to those before the Victorian Era. Many popular European wedding customs can trace their origins back to the Victorian era, and more specifically the wedding of Queen Victoria herself. Join Historian Marie Walker for this livestream as she talks about the history of popular wedding traditions.

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