Visit Thoroughbred Country Virtually

We know your daily schedule has been affected by the COVID-19, so we have pulled together informative videos from some of our regional favorites which you can enjoy in the comfort of your home.


Aiken County Historical Museum Digital Outreach Series Posts- https://www.facebook.com/aikencountymuseum/ 
Weekly coffee and tea videos to discuss the collections.

Aiken County Public Library Story Time Posts - https://www.instagram.com/aikencountypubliclibrary/
Librarians host virtual story times on Instagram.

Cold Creek Nurseries live FB videos - https://www.facebook.com/coldcreeknurseries/
Learn more about plants and gardening from live staff videos.

Art Nook School and Studio Virtual Child Art Classes - https://guide-dots.com/?fbclid=IwAR2KiatOROmwNYaPPgNi-QIPWMkNYvtbpFQJzUdJej97dY0_-BBH3Xjq_s4
Have an art teacher in your home virtually to keep your child engaged and learning. 

Pottery Demonstrations from The Little Red Barn Gallery - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDhfoXdI9umO56cgScRnOA
Several pottery demonstration videos by Potter Elizabeth Ringus.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Field Trip: Amphibians - https://www.facebook.com/RuthPatrickScienceEducationCenter/videos/678322556302484/
Meet the resident amphibians at the RPSEC and learn more about them.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Field Trip: Red Cockaded Woodpecker Artificial Cavity Program -  https://www.facebook.com/RuthPatrickScienceEducationCenter/videos/1376532749220354/
Learn more about what the program is doing to attract these birds to the Silver Bluff Audubon Center in Jackson, SC.

The Big Mo Drive-In - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOpkjI0EYyw&feature=youtu.be
The Big Mo Drive-In in Monetta, SC continues to provide southerners far and wide with a unique taste of nostalgic entertainment.

Gopher Tortoise Preservation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t2Klo5zF0o
In 2017, SCDNR and partners released 30 gopher tortoises at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve as part of joint efforts to establish a viable population here.

Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay - https://vimeo.com/145320466
A documentary about the slave potter Dave from the 1800s.

Walking the Streets of Dunbarton – https://vimeo.com/326800514
A short film discussing the coming of the Atomic Energy Commission to Barnwell County and the displacement of the town of Dunbarton and its three hundred residents.

Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life - https://vimeo.com/249106070
This film follows the nearly one-hundred year journey of a 1926 commissary built for a lumber mill located in the swamps of Barnwell County and its continued use today.

Aiken Youth Orchestra Mid-Semester Informal Concert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhUDD7F5_m0
Scenes from the Aiken Youth Orchestra's Mid-Semester Informal Concert.

Aiken Center for the Arts Virtual Class - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ1OIn11krw&feature=youtu.be
Artist Sharon Taylor Padgett uses acrylic paints in this tutorial of how she painted her original work "Pond and Path".

Aiken Center for the Arts Equine Exhibit Virtual Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0YCnsZ2roA
Take a virtual tour of the Equine Exhibit at Aiken Center for the Arts.

Cold Creek Nurseries 'How to Plant and Care for Your Trees and Shrubs' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCV6ppiHdLo
Let Sharon with Cold Creek Nurseries teach you how to properly plant your trees and shrubs and how to care for them.

Cold Creek Nurseries Pollinator Garden Seminar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXnthDPY7w
Join a virtual Pollinator Garden Seminar as Janelle shares what she will be planting in her Pollinator Garden. 

Cold Creek Nurseries Hummingbird Seminar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB1VsLgzFLg&feature=youtu.be%20
Ron Brenneman speaks about Hummingbirds in the area. Learn about their migration, nest building, feeding habits, and more.

Cold Creek Nurseries Store Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P52qX1iqYmk
Take a quick tour of Cold Creek to help you safely navigate the store at this time.

Redcliffe Plantation House Tour - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=261083768216997
Sit back, relax and join Ranger Chelsea for a tour of the mansion.

Redcliffe Plantation SC Discover Program Part 1 Video - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=336570540636308
A shortened version of one of their Discover Carolina school programs and show you inside one of the original slave cabins at the plantation.

Redcliffe Plantation SC Discover Program Part 2 Video - https://www.facebook.com/SC.State.Parks/videos/1522153311276349/
Part two of Life on a Plantation, a Discover Carolina school program, focuses on life in the mansion at Redcliffe Plantation.

Redcliffe Plantation Rooftop Video - https://www.facebook.com/SC.State.Parks/videos/917421815379940/
See what Ranger Chelsea is "up to" on the mansion’s rooftop on a clear day.

Redcliffe Plantation Caring for Family Heirlooms - https://www.facebook.com/SC.State.Parks/videos/653241298864515/
Ranger Chelsea from Redcliffe Plantation is joined by Lauren Virgo from the Aiken County Historical Museum to teach you how to care for and preserve family heirlooms.

Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta Springfest Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RK3vAk3aHg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR37y--9wCDIQsBoCWOQ3ANWzpKrvQUyrEEFoDxI7WJfSSqEkBn5XcS_uzg
Take a tour of the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council's "Springfest" 2020 Exhibit at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta.

Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta Upper Gallery Exhibit Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ9woBlQs5s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2b1whZwozPXWI7LA-8OwlvEY-sDos0Oy-vn_uou9Ul9YKG6vpae_NLLVU
A video tour of the Debbie Black and Marsha Shelburn Art Exhibit at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta in the Balcony Gallery.

Middle Savannah River Tour with Savannah Riverkeeper - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLkkrupARzY
Take a virtual tour of the Middle Savannah River with Savannah Riverkeeper.

SC Bicentennial Wagon House Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4crKyrY_05M
A look inside the SC Bicentennial Wagon House in Wagener, SC.

Watch past Joye in Aiken performances – https://www.facebook.com/joyeinaiken/
Relive the world class artists’ performances from the annual week-long festival in Aiken.

 

Mark Your Calendars for these Virtual Events - 

The Vista Online Horse Show - https://schoolthevista.com/event-calendar/ela-ladwig-dressage-clinic/
Send in your photographs and/or videos for The Vista Online Horse Show, winners are announced on their Facebook page.

Big Delicious Event at Home - http://www.campgravatt.org/events/2020/5/4/big-delicious-event-at-home
May 4-31 - Gather ingredients from your grocery store,  a beverage, watch helpful step-by-step video tutorials by Chef Brandon Velie, and enjoy an incredible dinner.

Virtual In-Home Planetarium Experience - https://www.usca.edu/rpsec/departments/planetarium/vip-experience
The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's Dupont Planetarium, in partnership with Evans & Sutherland, the world's leading producer and distributor of full-dome planetarium shows, is offering the community the Virtual In-home Planetarium (VIP) Experience. For the next few weeks (until July 2), the Dupont Planetarium will release a new show on Thursdays.