Presentation sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council
Randell Jones, award-winning author and storyteller will share new information revealed through a recent collaborative, investigative effort with history colleagues Bill Anderson and John Robertson to expand the understanding of how these other groups arrived at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Join us for a Backcountry Beer Fest featuring local breweries, live music and food trucks. A corn-hole tournament, Charlotte and soccer trivia contests and home site tours are among the included festivities!
In the fall of 1760, George III from the House of Hanover assumed the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The next year, he married Charlotte, a princess from Mecklenburg-Strelitz in Germany. During his reign, George III saw the loss of many of the British colonies in North America. The presentation looks at the lives of George III and Queen Charlotte, the namesake of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.
In the mid eighteenth-century, thousands of Highland Scots immigrated to central North Carolina. Among the settlers was Flora MacDonald, who famously rescued Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Jacobite rebellions. The presentation examines the culture of the Highlanders, and their history in North Carolina and the American Revolutionary War.
As the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill led the British through the darkest days of the Second World War. The presentation examines Churchill's life and career, and his key role in Britain's "finest hour."
Founded by the Romans at a crossing on the River Thames, the city of London has a storied history. The capital of England, London was the focus of the British Empire in the nineteenth-century. Surviving fires, plagues and wars, London continues as the center of British government and royal ceremonies and is a leading city of the modern world. The presentation overviews the history of London from ancient to modern times.
Silver Star Community, Inc. and Charlotte Museum of History present a dinner and presentation by Stephanie Deutsch. Ms. Deutsch, whose husband is a great-grandson of Julius Rosenwald, will discuss the inspiring story of the partnership between Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald to provide schools for the African American community in the South in the early twentieth century.
This program will benefit the restoration of the Siloam Rosenwald School, relocate and install it at the Charlotte Museum of History, creation of an exhibition on Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's African American history, and provide an endowment to maintain the building. Please register at http://charlottemuseum.org/Register.asp.
The Native American Studies Center University of South Carolina Lancaster and the Charlotte Museum of History present a symposium on the history and culture of the Catawba Indian Nation. Topics include "Tho Much is Taken, Much Abides: A Brief History of the Catawba Indian Nation," Catawba Women in a New World, 1746 – 1840", and "Catawba Indian Pottery: An Ancient Tradition."
Become a Backcountry Explorer and journey through our region's history! This year, we will be learning all about Colonial professions. This month we are exploring the job of a wheelwright. Come join us to learn about this trade and put your new knowledge into action with a fun craft!
Silver Star Community, Inc. and Charlotte Museum of History present a dinner and presentation by Stephanie Deutsch and Marshall Washington-Cabiness Abuwi. Ms. Deutsch, whose husband is a great-grandson of Julius Rosenwald, has written a book titled You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. Mr. Abuwi will discuss the legacy of his great-grandfather, Dr. Booker T. Washington.
A cocktail reception from 6:00 – 7:00 will be followed by dinner and the speakers. This program will benefit the restoration of the Siloam School.
The Charlotte Museum of History is proud to present the 2017 Mad About Modern Home Tour. Join us this fall as we celebrate Charlotte's unique midcentury modern architectural history through an amazing collection of homes.
Join scholars from around the region to discuss Camp Greene and the larger impact of the Great War on North Carolina, followed by a screening of the documentary City of Canvas: The Story of Camp Greene. The day will conclude with a reception featuring complimentary snacks and beverages.
In September of 1780 General Cornwallis came marching into Charlotte and descended into a Hornet's Nest of Rebellion! Campers at the Into the Hornet's Nest camp will explore the story of the Carolina Backcountry from its earliest beginnings through the American Revolution. Campers will experience life as explorers, naturalists, colonial tradesmen, and patriots as they join the Rebellion and create a free and independent Mecklenburg County.
Campers at the Passport to World Cultures Geography Camp will explore the geographic regions and cultures of the world through research, stories, crafts, and activities. Campers will build and label a topographical map, research and present a country's unique culture, learn about and participate in the Olympic Games, explore world cultures with an international meal, and more. Each day of camp will focus on a different topic, such as Animals and the Environment, History and Government, Architecture and Monuments, and Celebrations and Customs.
Join Jessica Bandel from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History to discuss her newly released book, North Carolina and the Great War, 1914-1918. A reception and book signing will follow the talk.
Join us to hear Matt Borowick from Seton Hall University discuss the battle of Second Manassas and the court martial of General Fitz John Porter.