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Her Place Was Making History: Mary Myers Dwelle

Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: 704-337-2000

Mary Myers Dwelle, the daughter of John Springs Myers and Mary Rawlinson Myers, came from a family dedicated to the advancement and culture of Charlotte, so it's understandable that she would become the driving force behind the creation of the first art museum in North Carolina - The Mint Museum. As chairman of the Charlotte Woman's Club Art Department, Dwelle arranged art exhibitions and lectures which found an eager audience in the people of Charlotte. Recognizing the need for a free-standing arts center, she and other arts advocates identified the historic United States Mint building on Tryon Street as a viable location for this enterprise. The building had been condemned in 1930 to make room for a new United States Post Office, but community protests had stalled demolition for three years.

Information & Amenities
Age Range:All Ages
Discounts:Other: Children Under 4 FREE, ages 5-17 $6, adults $12, Senior Citizen, Student
Facility Amenities:ADA-compliant, Parking on site
Location:Myers Park
Type:Art, Exhibits, Historical
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