For Educators

Guilford County is home to a breadth of American history. Perhaps one of the greatest assets to Guilford County’s historical and cultural resources is the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum in Sedalia. The Museum commemorates the work of Dr. Brown and exposes today’s students to student life in the 1900s. The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum serves as a valuable teaching tool. The Museum provides students an opportunity to learn about North Carolina’s history with an emphasis on the education of African Americans. Students also explore the benefits and challenges associated with education during times of segregation. Most importantly, the Museum depicts the evolution of the school Dr. Brown founded, Palmer Memorial Institute, from an agriculturally-based education to one of academic rigor. Students who come to the Museum may take a walking tour of the school’s campus, visit Dr. Brown’s home and view artifacts related to Palmer Memorial Institute. Classes can also participate in a variety of educational activities. Throughout the year, there are also special events. The staff at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum looks forward to meeting you and your students in the near future. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

 

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