PROGRAMS

The Museum supports a variety of public and school programs to any age group. These programs include guided tours of Fort Tombecbe, the museum, Prairie Restoration Project at Lake LU and educational programs centered the natural and cultural history of our great region. All programs use local history to help teach a larger narrative of Alabama and American history. 

All of our programs are geared to meet the needs of any audience.  In the past staff have spoken to K-12 groups, college classes, civic groups, campus visitors, national parks, partner institutions on many of the rich stories of the Black Belt. Programs are designed to current State Core Standards for Alabama.

When you are ready to reserve a program(s) click the “Sign Up” button below which takes you to a Google form. Fill it out and our educator will be contact with you directly.

**Due to COVID19 we are currently offering our programs via live video chat sessions as well.**

 

Scroll down to see our offerings below.

 

Types of Programs

 

Discovery Kits

A recent addition to our offerings due to COVID19, participants can learn about the natural or cultural history of the Black Belt via a self contained kit. In our “Dinosaur Dig Kits” participants get a chalk like block with a dinosaur contained inside plus a card featuring a prehistoric creature found in the Black Belt. For our older audiences we have a junior paleontologist kit, where you unearth an entire dinosaur skeleton, then assemble it to reveal Appalachiosaurus montgomeriensisFinally we also have a pottery kit where participants learn how the Choctaw Nation created the items needed to survive from clay in the Black Belt.

Fossils of the Black Belt

Our region has a long geologic history which features creatures ranging from dinosaurs to marine animals. Programs offered in this category include molding & casting workshops, shark tooth matrix sorting & identification, and Pleistocene Animals of the Black Belt.

Living History

Dressed in authentic clothing, staff members individuals from the past which include an eighteenth-century French Marine at Fort Tombecbe, 1840s amateur Paleontologist Dr. Albert Koch, War of 1812 US Regular Army soldier, and an early nineteenth-century Choctaw woman. Staff travel virtually (and in-person depending on restrictions) to your location to bring the past to life right in front of your group.

 Virtual Programs

Museum staff offer a variety of programs above in virtual format along with virtual tours of historic sites whom are our partners. You can check out the virtual tours tab above and our YouTube page for our asynchronous offerings. Virtual tours can also be available in live format provided scheduling with our educator ahead of time. Contact us for more information.

Contact Us

blackbeltmuseum@uwa.edu

205-652-3828

UWA Station 45 Livingston, AL 35470

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