Preserving our historic built environment is an important part of creating a culturally, economically, and environmentally sustainable city. Historic buildings provide a tangible connection to our history, add personality and character to our streetscapes, and provide incubator space for entrepreneurs and artists who need lower-cost rents while establishing their businesses.
The Charlotte Museum of History saves and shares the Charlotte region’s history, connecting the past to current issues and opportunities. We believe a shared understanding of the past can enrich the community’s future, and we work to tell the stories of all parts of our community and all those who have inhabited our area.
This spring the Museum launched an ambitious new strategic plan to guide our institution over the next five years. A desire to serve our community is at the center of this new vision for who we are. Through our programs, exhibits, and dialogues we look to help create a united Charlotte using knowledge of its history to build a future with greater opportunity for all.