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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Upcoming Events at The Charlotte Museum of History!

Check out all the amazing events happening at Charlotte Museum of History! Register today!

Event Calendar

Please join us for the following special events produced by The Charlotte Museum of History!
The Charlotte Museum of History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are happy to schedule a tour for you on days that we are not regularly open.
In addition to our regular public hours, please join us for the following special events!

January 2017

ASC Connect With Culture Day
Saturday, 28 January 2017 from 1pm to 5pm3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
The Charlotte Museum of History will be one of the locations for the Arts & Science Council’s Third Annual Connect with Culture Day.  This free event will feature an exciting afternoon including a Taste of the World sampling, performances of Carolinas Latin Dance by YAPRE and Dr. Maha Gingrich‘s Dances of India, and an African drum circle led by Drums4Life all highlighting the cultural diversity of East Charlotte.
FREE for all!

4 Tea Package
Includes 4 teas in June, July, August and October
$70 Members - $90 Public


Backcountry Explorers: Colonial Occupations
Saturday, 4 February 2017 at 1:00pm3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
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 an apothecary. Come join us to learn about this trade and put your new knowledge into action with a fun craft!
$10 per child; $20 per family.  
Winter Holidays Celebration
Saturday, 11 February at 6:00 pm
We will discuss the history of Twelfth Night and explore some other winter festivities the colonists enjoyed. Come learn about how Backcountry Colonists brought some light to the darkest nights of the year. The event will feature candlelight tours of the Historic Homesite, Red Clay Ciderworks tasting, musket firing, games of chance, crafts, music, a bonfire, and more!
$8 for members; $10 for public; $5 for ages 6-12; Free for under 6.
Book Talk on The Uncommon Bond of Julia and Rose with Ann Williams 
Saturday, 11 February 2017 at 1:00 pm, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Ann Williams has researched and written about antebellum plantations for many years, and has been an interpreter at most of Mecklenburg’s historic plantation sites.  She will talk about how the book came to be, do a bit of myth busting, and cite historic sources for some of the story’s events.  Then she will open the floor for discussion.
FREE for Members and the Public.
Family Fun Day 
Saturday, 25 February 2017 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
The Charlotte Museum of History will partner with Drums 4 Life to produce three Family Fun Days that celebrate African American culture. The February event will focus on self-determination through the history of public schools, work force housing, and Brooklyn, Charlotte’s thriving African American neighborhood that was destroyed through urban renewal.
FREE for all!

MARCH 2017

Siloam Rosenwald School Fundraiser
25 March 2017 at 3500 Shamrock Drive at 5pm
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.
Tickets are $25 per person.

APRIL 2017

Civil War Symposium 
Saturday, 29 April 2017 | 8:30am-3:00pm
3500 Shamrock Drive
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.
$10 Registration Fee, Additional $10 for Lunch
Please register before April 22, 2017
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MAY 2017

Family Fun Day 
Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
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.
FREE for all!

JUNE 2017

25 June 2017 - George III and Queen Charlotte Tea
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.
$20 for members; $25 for public
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JULY 2017

30 July 2017 - Highland Scots of North Carolina Tea
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.
$20 for members; $25 for public
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27 August 2017 - Winston Churchill and the Second World War Tea
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.” 
$20 for members; $25 for public
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01 October 2017 - The Story of London Tea
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.
$20 for members; $25 for public
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