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.

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Lunch & Learn: Votes for Women in North Carolina

JULY 30, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

The final vote for ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 came down to North Carolina and Tennessee. For this edition of our popular Lunch & Learn series, we are joined by Donna Kelly of the State Archives of North Carolina to learn more about this incredible story of struggle and perseverance as we celebrate 100 years of suffrage.


Lunch & Learn: Spies, Traitors, & the Struggle for Independence

JULY 2, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Join The Charlotte Museum of History for a special Independence Day themed edition of our popular Lunch & Learn series. Education Specialist Lauren Wallace delves into the world of espionage and trickery to explore how spies and spy craft may have won the war.


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

JUNE 25, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Hugh Dussek – beloved Central Piedmont Community College Professor and one of The Charlotte Museum of History’s favorite colonial experts – looks back to the issues and challenges faced by the people living in Mecklenburg County in the colonial era and what we can learn as we face our own challenges in 2020.


Lunch & Learn: Celebrating Juneteenth

JUNE 18, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

For this installment of our Lunch & Learn series, The Charlotte Museum of History is pleased to welcome Khadija McNair, Assistant Site Manager at Historic Stagville State Historic Site, to explore the enduring legacy of Juneteenth – what it is; why it matters; and celebrate the accomplishments, resistance, and persistence of the people Juneteenth remembers.


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?


Lunch & Learn: “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.


Lunch & Learn: “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.


Lunch & Learn: “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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