Join us for a lunchtime conversation and learn about all the people who helped build the Queen City and America we see today.

Our Lunch & Learn series uses Zoom to facilitate a short talk followed by a community discussion.

This program is recommended for adult and high school audiences as some material may not be relevant or accessible for younger viewers.

Upcoming Programs:

Lunch & Learn: Challenges on the Frontier in the 18th Century

JUNE 4, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

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Lunch & Learn: Celebrating Juneteenth

JUNE 18, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

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Past Programs:

Lunch & Learn: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

MAY 20, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Charlotte Readers Podcast host Landis Wade chats with Scott Syfert, co-founder of the May 20th Society, about his search for the truth about the legendary Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Did Charlotte’s citizenry throw off the yoke of British rule on this day 245 years ago? Will the truth ever be uncovered?


“Rosenwald Schools”

MAY 7, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Angel Johnston, Adult Education Specialist at The Charlotte Museum of History, explores the story of how African Americans built, funded, and staffed more than 800 schools in the depths of Jim Crow-era North Carolina and across the South.


“Getting Dressed in the 18th Century”

April 23, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Fashion and textile historian Katy Werlin discusses the art and pageantry of getting dressed in eighteenth century America and Europe.


“Mobilizing Morale & Spirit”

April 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Hear from Dr. Brian Madison Jones and Dr. Mark Wilson about the history of the mobilization of morale and spirit in twentieth-century America.


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