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At its core, history is a collection of stories of people doing ordinary and extraordinary things that have a profound impact on the world we see today. At the Charlotte Museum of History, we firmly believe that by holding a clear mirror to history, by sharing the stories of people’s perseverance in spite of adversity, we can encourage our community to work together to create common ground as we all move forward to create a better future. We cannot do this without you.

Make a Donation

Save the past, build a better future! Support our vision of a united Charlotte using knowledge of the past to create a better future for all. 

Signature Events

The Museum's unique signature programs have something for everyone including a midcentury + modern home tour and our annual fundraiser gala.

Become a Member

Museum membership is a great way to support the Museum's mission and get involved with our programs and events.


Volunteering at the Museum is a great way to learn more about history, meet new people, learn and share information, and make a real contribution to our community's cultural life.

The Mad About Modern Home Tour
As stewards of Mecklenburg County’s oldest home - the 1774 Alexander Rock House - we work to ensure the preservation and maintenance of this valuable resource.
The modern museum building is home rotating exhibit galleries that help save and share Charlotte’s history. Pictured: Intern Shelby Miller and Adult Education Specialist Nolan Dahm installing the Museum’s newest traveling exhibition.
The Museum is committed to advocating for historic preservation in our community. The Charlotte Preservation Awards honors projects that help preserve and protect our livable communities. Pictured: The Sloan-Porter House, winner of the Preservation Excellence Award 2020.
Charlotte Gem is the Museum’s premiere fundraiser which invites individuals and corporations to come together to support the Museum’s mission of inspiring community engagement and creating common ground through education and inclusive storytelling.
In addition to protecting our community’s cultural resources, the Museum is also committed to preserving our natural resources including the natural spring that has run since at least 1768 – an important source or water and early food preservation.
Building Community

Our Impact in the Charlotte Region

Learn more about how we use knowledge of the past to build a stronger community and read the Museum's Strategic Plan for the future.

To learn more about how to support the Museum, please contact Lauren Wallace, Development Director at or by calling (704) 568-1774.

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