If you cannot come to us, we can bring the museum experience to you. Explore unique stories of the 1774 Rock House and our Queen City from the comfort of your computer or tablet. Check back each week as we add more videos and activities to our Museum from Home experience.
Celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture during the annual free African American Heritage Festival. The 2021 festival was a combination of virtual and in-person events that explored dance, visual art, historic memory, and enslavement and segregation through the stories of those who lived here.
In partnership with the Catawba Indian Nation, The Charlotte Museum of History hosts an Indigenous Peoples celebration each year. The free, family-friendly events stream live on the museum’s Facebook and YouTube channels, offering a daily immersion into various aspects of Indigenous culture, including pottery, dance, food and agriculture.
The constitution of the United States represents an important document that establishes the basis of our democracy and outlines the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States. Through its amendments, these freedoms have been expanded and protections added to ensure that everyone has the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as declared in another of our founding documents in 1776. Thank you to the Mecklenburg Chapter of the DAR for inviting us to be a part of their celebration.
Join amateur and professional historians at their annual meeting to discover and document the roads, fords, ferries and other features of old Mecklenburg County. For information about the Congress, check out the Historic Mapping Congress website.
We invite you to join us to commemorate the centuries of striving, resisting, and persisting undertaken by Americans from all walks of life to ensure everyone is able to participate in our democracy.
In 1776, the Declaration of Independence declared that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Each Independence Day we celebrate these ideals by hosting a Naturalization Ceremony for new United States citizens!
Join us to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the legendary Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Explore the case for and against the existence of this document that has captured the imagination of Charlotteans for generations. Special thanks to our partners The May 20th Society and The Charlotte Readers Podcast for joining us in our celebrations.
If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. We know it can be tough to adjust to things not being quite as accessible, so the education staff have created a new set of activities designed to get you thinking and moving – all with minimal supervision for our younger community members!
Explore unique stories of the 1774 Rock House and our Queen City from the comfort of your computer or tablet. This online series invites you to join The Charlotte Museum of History to learn about colonial cooking, the American Revolution, first peoples, and more as a part of our new online learning center.
Stuck at home with your family? Great! These activities are designed to get families (and friends) talking, sharing, moving, exploring, and enjoying spending time together.