In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Charlotte Museum of History has closed to the public and suspended all public and private events until further notice to support the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. Our funding will be critically impacted by this crisis, and we need your financial support while we continue to serve the community during these challenging times.

“Mobilizing Morale & Spirit”

April 9, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

by Dr. Brian Madison Jones
Zoom – Register Below for the Link to the Virtual Talk

Dr. Brian Madison Jones, James B. Duke Distinguished Associate Professor of History at Johnson C. Smith University and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Charlotte Museum of History will kick off the series by sharing stories of mobilization of morale and spirit in twentieth century America.

Our Lunch & Learn series uses Zoom to facilitate a short talk followed by a community discussion.

Please use the link below to register and you will be sent an invitation to join the conversation on the morning of the program.

“Getting Dressed in the Eighteenth Century”

April 23, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

by Katy Werlin
Zoom – Register Below for the Link to the Virtual Talk

Fashion and textile historian Katy Werlin discusses the art and pageantry of getting dressed in eighteenth century America and Europe.

Our Lunch & Learn series uses Zoom to facilitate a short talk followed by a community discussion.

Please use the link below to register and you will be sent an invitation to join the conversation on the morning of the program.

“Rosenwald Schools”

May 7, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

by Angel Johnston
Zoom – Register Below for the Link to the Virtual Talk 

Angel Johnston, Adult Education Specialist at The Charlotte Museum of History, explores the story of how African Americans built, funded, and staffed more than 800 schools in the depths of Jim Crow-era North Carolina and across the South.

Our Lunch & Learn series uses Zoom to facilitate a short talk followed by a community discussion.

Please use the link below to register and you will be sent an invitation to join the conversation on the morning of the program.

 

POSTPONED – Taste of History: Beer from the Backcountry! NEW DATE

April 9, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte NC 28215

This event has been postponed until a later date. The safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority and we hope to reschedule once the threat of this pandemic has passed.

Take a sip of history & explore the roots of your favorite adult beverage with expert historians. This adults-only program will dive into the history and culture of beer in colonial North Carolina and beyond. Featuring insights from Dr. Tom Cole, Special Collections Librarian at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and home-brewer extraordinaire.

Program includes a flight of the theme libation, samples and ideas for food pairings, commemorative glass, and a fun laugh-and-learn discussion.

CANCELLED – Colonial Gem

April 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive Charlotte, NC 28215

The Museum made the difficult decision to cancel our spring fundraiser, Colonial Gem. Your support is now more important than ever to ensure the future of The Charlotte Museum of History and our service to the community.

We believe this is the right decision for our community as we all do our best to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This is a difficult time for so many organizations and businesses, and, like them, the Museum still needs your support. If you’ve attended Colonial Gem in the past, please consider making a donation to the Museum in lieu of attending this year’s event.

Join us for a magical evening on the beautiful lawns and gardens of Mecklenburg County’s oldest home, the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. This signature event features unique food and beverage experiences as well as live music and costumed historians to bring the Colonial house to life.

Colonial Gem is the premier fundraising event for the Charlotte Museum of History — Mecklenburg County’s leader in interpreting and preserving the region’s unique history and inspiring dialogue about the future.

Naturalization Ceremony & Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 3500 SHAMROCK DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, NC 28215

Every year millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day with food and fanfare. For a lucky few though, Fourth of July also represents the beginning of their journey as new citizens of the United States of America.

The Charlotte Museum of History is proud to invite you to once again be a part of this tremendous experience as we welcome these new citizens into our Charlotte community.

Join us to learn more about the meaning of citizenship, democracy, immigration, and freedom as we celebrate Independence Day. The event will include the Naturalization Ceremony, the ringing of the American Freedom Bell, democracy themed crafts and family-friendly activities.

This event is free & open to the public.

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Mad About Modern Tour

September 26, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Mad About Modern Home Tour is back for its 9th year! Join us on Saturday, September 26 to get inside some of Charlotte’s best midcentury modern homes. Be sure to bookmark madaboutmodern.com or like our social media to be the first to get tickets and see this year’s home selection. We can’t wait to see you there!

Sponsorships, Tickets, and Volunteer Opportunities available soon.