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!
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.
Join us on December 16th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to learn how the holiday season was celebrated in the Carolina Backcountry. Guests will enjoy live music, learn colonial skills from our demonstrators, take holiday themed tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, play colonial games, and create holiday themed crafts. Bold Missy Brewery will be onsite so our adult guests can partake of a traditional colonial form of celebration and merriment. Hezekiah Alexander will also make a special appearance for the festivities-a fantastic opportunity to take your holiday family photo!
Twelfth Night was the end of the Christmas season for the Backcountry settlers and was celebrated with great revelry. Join us on January 6th from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm to hear live music, play colonial party games, enjoy hot apple cider, eat Twelfth Night cake, and take a candlelight tour of the Hezekiah Alexander house. One lucky guest will even be crowned the King or Queen of Twelfth Night!
There will be toasting with hard cider, roasting by the bonfire, and general colonial merriment as we invite you to join us for the ultimate party- eighteenth-century style!