The Mad About Modern home tour is an educational program of the Charlotte Museum of History, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to raise awareness and appreciation of Charlotte’s historic built environment, particularly midcentury modern architecture, design, and lifestyle.
Each year, the Museum and our committee of community volunteers (aka the "Mod Squad") work with prospective homeowners and community members to curate a selection of homes that represent the diversity of styles and creativity that represent midcentury originals and midcentury modern-inspired homes in the greater Charlotte area. On the day of the tour, attendees are able to step inside to see these defining features and learn more about the history of this time in our city.
The Charlotte Gem Preservation Awards is the premier fundraising event for the Museum and is hosted across the entire campus of the Museum, including the eight-acre 1774 Alexander Homesite and inside our exhibit galleries. The event celebrates Charlotte’s unique history and culture through performances, immersive activities and tours, music, and food and drink. This event also includes the honoring of restoration and building projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of historic preservation.