The Declaration of Independence proclaims that all of us are created equal and endowed with “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Sadly those ideals are far from realized. Our nation continues to struggle with endemic racism and oppression, injustices made viscerally painful once again with the death of George Floyd. The museum stands with those who are protesting Mr. Floyd’s death and the systemic inequities suffered by African Americans and other people of color since our nation’s founding. As historians, we believe it’s our job to hold up a clear mirror to history, showing us who we are and how we can be better. As a result, we’ve made seven commitments going forward, and we invite you to read those here.

The museum has temporarily moved to digital-only events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These virtual events are free, together with new digital learning opportunities for children and families available on our Digital Learning page.

Your support will ensure that we can continue serving our community by sharing the history of the Queen City. Thanks to the Weatherspoon Family Foundation Matching Gift Challenge, your donation will go twice as far. Contributions to this campaign will empower us to continue serving our community, enriching lives through shared understanding of the past and inspiring dialogue about the future.

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Learn about Charlotte’s past from the comfort of your own computer or tablet.

Explore the Queen City’s colonial and revolutionary history while learning about all the people who helped build the Charlotte we see today

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The Charlotte Preservation Awards

AUGUST 20, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ONLINE

These awards celebrate restoration and building projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of historic preservation.


The Museum made the difficult decision to cancel our spring fundraiser, Colonial Gem.

Your support is now more important than ever to ensure the future of The Charlotte Museum of History and our service to the community.


Unfortunately, The Charlotte Museum of History cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days in advance. Thank you for understanding.