If you cannot come to us, we will come 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 for new videos or activities to bring the Museum to your home.

African American Heritage Festival, June 7-12, 2021

Celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture during the annual free African American Heritage Festival. This year’s festival was a combination of virtual and in-person events that explore dance, visual art, historic memory, and enslavement and segregation through the stories of those who lived here.

The 2021 African American Heritage Festival was made possible with support from the Arts & Science Council and Pride Magazine.

Historic Mapping Congress Seminars

Join amateur and professional historians at this annual meeting to discover and document the roads, fords, ferries and other features of old Mecklenburg County. The Charlotte Museum of History is assisting with this virtual meeting of the Historic Mapping Congress. For information about the Congress, check out the Historic Mapping Congress website.

Indigenous Peoples Week

In partnership with the Catawba Indian Nation, The Charlotte Museum of History will host an Indigenous Peoples Week-Long Celebration November 9 – 14. The free, family-friendly events will 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. Click here to register and see a full schedule of events.

Constitution Week

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. We know, however, that this work is far from over, but we are excited to be a part of celebrating these ideals. Thank you to the Mecklenburg Chapter of the DAR for inviting us to be a part of their celebration.

Celebrating Suffrage

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

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.

Independence Day Celebrations

This week will mark244 years since revolutionaries gathered together and declared:

“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.”

Just because we can’t come together in person, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate these ideals all week!

Social Justice & Equality

We know that understanding our history is vital to understanding how we can move forward and implement real change. To help get the conversation started, we’ve gathered a number of resources designed to help you engage with the struggle for human rights and justice that continues in our community.

MeckDec Week Celebration

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.

Boredom Busters

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!

Unexpected Homeschoolers

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.

Family Friday

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.

Don’t have family handy? Our virtual history community would love to step in. Feel free to use the comments on the Facebook post associated with each activity to ask questions and share triumphs (or failures!).

Charlotte 240

This online-only digital history project was created to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the 1774 Rock House in 2014. It includes a broad collection of short essays by a variety of local historians and authors.

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