STEAM Field Trip Now Available at the Library

January 9, 2024

At the Billy Graham Library, students and visitors of all ages can relive the remarkable story of Billy Graham—a farm boy who became an ambassador of the Gospel as he proclaimed the message of Jesus Christ around the world.

Throughout his life, learning was a passion for Billy Graham. In fact, in his later years when asked if he had any regrets, Billy said, “I wish I had studied a great deal more.” 

Students listen to Billy Graham in “The World Discovers Billy Graham” theater of The Journey of Faith

Through the Billy Graham Library, kindergarten through 12th grade students can apply their own passion for learning through free downloadable lessons. Topics for study include Billy Graham’s work during the Cold War, the U.S. civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s, his role as pastor to many American presidents, and his pioneering use of technology.

Available resources include interactive elements and take-home pieces for student groups. Each standardized lesson plan meets both North Carolina and federal educational standards, and features suggested activities, discussion questions, and original source material for an amplified learning experience.

A student views radio equipment used to broadcast Billy Graham’s weekly “Hour

Beginning in January 2024, the Library now offers a STEAM field trip experience for student groups. STEAM (an acronym for the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) has been a buzz-word in education for many years now.

This comprehensive, day-long program featuring elements from Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math as students discover Billy Graham and his significance in the course of world history. Students will engage in exciting activities harkening back to Billy Graham’s humble beginnings on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, and explore how he went on to preach in front of millions through his pioneering efforts in the use of technology.

Students view memorabilia from the life of Billy Graham in The Journey of Faith tour

The STEAM program is free, other than the cost of lunch in the on-site Graham Brothers Dairy Bar. Groups must schedule in advance by contacting the Library at or 704-401-3200.

To learn more about the Billy Graham Library Student Tours and Educational Resources, or to request your free materials, email or visit

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