Roam from Home

Roam From HomeGlobal Voyagers and Happy Trails are FREE live interactive programs for adults.  Programs are developed in collaboration with CILC, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology, and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the National Park Service.


Happy Trails

National Park Service
The Happy Trails programs delivered on the second Tuesday of the month are delivered by a partnership with the National Park Service

Discover the great wonders and expand your historic knowledge of the United States through the National Park Service. Attendees will virtually visit majestic parks from all corners of the United States and learn about historic sites and monuments with our Happy Trails programming.

Cultural ConnectionsCMU Museum Logo

Cultural Connections programs delivered on the Second Friday of the month have been generously underwritten by Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is a public research university located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and was established in 1892. The CMU Museum of Cultural & Natural History supports research and teaching in cultural and natural history. It also serves as a laboratory for students enrolled in the Museum Studies minor.

Check out the schedule below.

Happy Trails: Plant and Animal Adaptations

by Joshua Tree National Park

Plants and Animals of Joshua Tree provides an introduction to the National Park Service and Joshua Tree National Park specifically, highlighting some plant and animal desert adaptations while showing plants in their natural habitat and using animal props.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

4:00 pm ET

Modern Nomads (Mongolia)

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Let international student, Oyu, teach you about her home country of Mongolia! Oyu will teach participants about nomadic lifestyles, cuisine, clothing and religious beliefs common within Mongolia and will also share fascinating examples of folk tales and art from within the country.

Friday, October 13, 2023

3 pm ET

Rangoli (India)

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Rangoli is an ancient Hindu art form that uses patterns and brightly colored materials, like rice flour and flower petals, to help celebrate special occasions throughout the year. There are many different forms of Rangoli throughout the various regions of India. Meet with Anupama, an international student from India, to learn more about this tradition!

Friday, November 10, 2023

3 pm ET

Happy Trails: Which Fork Should I Use? Victorian Table Etiquette

by James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Brush up on your table manners for the holidays by learning the ins and outs of Victorian table etqiuette.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

4:00 pm ET

New Years Traditions - Mongolia, India, Ghana and Spain

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

How do different cultures around the world celebrate this universal holiday? This program will feature international college students as they share their experiences and traditions associated with the start of the new year. Come with questions!

Friday, December 8, 2023

3 pm ET

Happy Trails: Exploring an Ancient Maze Cave

by Wind Cave National Park

Exploration and features of Wind Cave

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

4:00 pm ET

Adinkra Symbols (Ghana)

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Meet Sarah, an international student from Ghana! Sarah will talk about the origins and meanings behind Adinkra symbols and how they are used within culture today. Participants will also be introduced to traditional dances and foods found within Ghana and will have the opportunity to ask Sarah questions about her home country.

Friday, January 12, 2024

3 pm ET

Museums & Sculptures of Madrid (Spain)

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Discover the museums and sculptures of Madrid with Caroline, an international student from Spain. Caroline will share the rich histories of several famous institutions within the city and their cultural significance both regionally and globally.

Friday, February 9, 2024

3 pm ET