The National Corvette Museum has launched a new online educational video series to help keep Chevrolet fans informed and entertained while at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The free video series, dubbed Vetteacademy, will offer educational, Corvette-related content for all ages. A new video will be released each weekday via the Corvette Museum’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, providing a consistent stream of content for those who have been banished to their living rooms.
So far, topics for Vetteacamedy episodes have included Corvette Generations, the Museum’s Sinkhole and ME-chanics: How to Change a Tire. The series is geared toward school-aged children, providing basic background info on a variety of subjects, but adults are also encouraged to tune in to the videos as well.
“Many museums across the country are offering free virtual content to stay engaged with their audience while attracting new fans,” said Dr. Sean Preston, President and CEO of the Corvette Museum. “As a nonprofit foundation, our mission is to educate the public. We developed these videos to not only provide educational content, but also be entertaining and engaging.”
For those adults who want a more intensive deep dive into the history of the Corvette and the National Corvette Museum, the organization has also launched an adjacent series called Fully Vetted. Debuting on Tuesday, the videos will feature Museum Director of Collections and Curator Derek E. Moore and Museum Historical Media Coordinator Bob Bubnis, who will work to “decode Corvette history,” for viewers and provide an in-depth look at the origins of the iconic sports coupe.
The Corvette Museum had originally planned to launch Fully Vetted as a paid series online to support its usual revenue streams from museum admission, but with the coronavirus pandemic keeping folks at home for the coming weeks or even months, it wanted to give Chevy fans a fun way to pass the time.
“Our Fully Vetted series is designed to provide a digital touch-point to Corvette fans worldwide while also offering educational and entertaining content for those wanting to soak up as much Corvette information as possible,” added Preston. “Derek and Bob will share in-depth stories, the lore behind the brand, and a behind-the-scenes view of America’s Sports Car.”
Preston also said the museum is welcoming “tax-deductible donations to help us continue providing educational content through these challenging times.” The museum remains closed amid the pandemic and it is currently not clear when it will be able to reopen.
You can view episode one of the Vetteacamdemy kids’ series embedded below, or visit the dedicated Vetteacademy landing page for more information on the series.