Celebrate the Power of Preservation at the Charlotte Gem Preservation Awards, the premiere fundraising event for the Charlotte Museum of History. These awards celebrate restoration and building projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of historic preservation. By shining a light on successful preservation projects that enrich our communities culturally and economically, the awards encourage everyone who calls Charlotte 'home' to save our historic built environment.
Save the Date for the 2024 Charlotte Gem Preservation Awards! See you May 9, 2024.
6:00pm - The Event Begins with Moonshine Tastings, Axe Throwing, Musical Performances, and Special Access to the Two Newest Exhibitions
6:30pm - Chinese Lion Dancers Performance by Thundering Wave Martial Arts Studio
7:00pm - The Awards Ceremony Begins in the Great Hall
7:45pm - The Summer Soul Xperience Band Take the Stage for a Musical Celebration & All Activities Resume Throughout the Museum
Meet this year's winners. Learn more about each project by clicking the links below.
This year during the awards ceremony in addition to the six (6) awards listed below, we will also be honoring an individual - a "Charlotte Gem" - someone who actively works to make Charlotte and the Piedmont Region a better place to live through advocacy, volunteerism, and general support for our community. This special award is selected by the Charlotte Museum of History Board of Trustees. 2023 will be the first year we honor someone with this capstone achievement.
Our Board of Trustees chose Mr. Foxx in honor of his work serving as chair of the Davidson Commission on Race and Slavery as well as his advocacy for transportation equity.
NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2023 AWARDS
The Charlotte Preservation Awards honor restoration and building projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of historic preservation. There are six award categories to which the public can make nominations: