Tour begins and ends at Intermezzo Pizzeria & Cafe, 1427 E. 10th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Join us for an hour long walking tour of the Belmont neighborhood. Belmont began as Charlotte's first working-class textile mill village. Today, the diverse neighborhood is in the midst of transformation as persons seek single-family homes in close proximity to Uptown.
Free and open to the public. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Preregistration is required. Please click here to register.
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!
Join the Charlotte Metrolina Civil War Roundtable and Charlotte Museum of History for our Third Annual Civil War Symposium. This year's symposium will feature experts who examine four key battles of the Civil War: Antietam, Vicksburg, Shiloh, and Chickamauga.
Please register before April 22, 2017
Please register at http://charlottemuseum.org/Register.asp
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 Charlotte Museum of History will partner with Drums 4 Life to produce three Family Fun Days that celebrate African American culture. The May event will focus on the history of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and Mecklenburg Resolves. We will also explore the founding ideal of Liberty, who had access to the blessings of Liberty and who was denied Liberty.
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 farmer. Come join us to learn about this trade and put your new knowledge into action with a fun craft!
Colonel Tom Vossler, US Army Ret. and preeminent military historian, will discuss the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, and the role North Carolina troops played in the struggle. Vossler will also sign copies of his book, A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People.
Vossler holds a Bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania Military College and a Master's degree from Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He is a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide.
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.
A City Walks tour at 10:30 am and 11:00 am
Join us for an hour walking tour of the NoDa neighborhood, an eclectic arts district and community that began as a mill village. The tour will begin and end at Benny's Pizza, 2909 N. Davidson Street #100. Following the tour, we will have a reception at Benny's. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Join us for an hour walking tour of the Belmont neighborhood, Charlotte's first working-class textile mill village. Today, the diverse neighborhood is in the midst of transformation as persons seek single family homes in close proximity to Uptown. The tour will begin and end at Intermezzo Pizzeria and Café, 1427 E. 10th Street. Following the tour, we will have a reception at Intermezzo Pizzeria and Café. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
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.