In these videos, artifacts from the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site collection are featured with clues about their purpose. Students try to solve the History Mystery before the answer is revealed.
NC State Historic Sites
Discover the stories of the men, women, and children that were enslaved and lived at Vance Birthplace in the mountains of North Carolina from 1795-1865. This audio tour was completed in partnership with the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.
This video series is broken up into two-part mini programs which each include a short video history lesson followed by a second video with a craft activity. These videos are designed to be viewed together to learn about history of Vance Birthplace State Historic Site in the mountains of North Carolina and life in the 1800s.
In this short video, students will learn the various ways people have gathered food across thousands of years.
In this short video, students learn about prehistoric pottery at Town Creek Indian Mound and how archaeologists collect information and history by studying the artifacts.
In this activity, students use a story map to follow the historic route of the Buncombe Turnpike and learn more about its economic and cultural impact on western North Carolina. Students will also see how the landscape has transformed in the nearly 200 years since the creation of the Turnpike.
This interactive timeline highlights the stories of the women of Vance Birthplace in the mountains of North Carolina. From prehistory to the twentieth century, students can explore each woman's experience of life in the Reems Creek Valley through videos, primary and secondary sources, and graphics.