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Charlotte Museum of History


address  3500 Shamrock Dr.
 Charlotte, NC  28215
cross street Between Eastway Dr. and Sharon Amity Rd.
phone (704) 568-1774
hours Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 1pm-5pm
disabled Fully accessible except for the Alexander House
www.charlottemuseum.org/

Upcoming Events

Charlotte’s Road to Revolution

History/Science, Painting, Antiques
"Charlotte’s Road to Revolution" exhibition is composed of 17 original oil paintings by Charlotte artist Dan Nance, 20 interpretive panels and eighteenth-century antiques that tell the story of Charlotte’s earliest days, including Charlotte’s first people, the Catawba Nation; settlement of the area by Europeans immigrants and African enslaved people; and Charlotte’s role in the Revolutionary War.
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Information: 704-568-1774
Price: Included in admission
Payment Via: Cash
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Schedule
 • Tue 5/23/17 - Sat 5/27/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Tue 5/30/17 - Sat 6/3/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Tue 6/6/17 - Sat 6/10/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Tue 6/13/17 - Sat 6/17/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Tue 6/20/17 - Sat 6/24/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Tue 6/27/17 - Fri 6/30/17 at 11am-5pm 

Catawba Indian Nation Symposium

History/Science, Talks/Lectures, Museum, Education
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.”
museum;talk;lecture;history;education;culture
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $30, includes lunch
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sat 6/10/17 at 10am-2pm 

Backcountry Explorers: Colonial Occupations June

Museum, History/Science, Children, Family/Child, Education
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!
history;children;kids;children's activities;museum;education
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $10 per student, $20 per family
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sat 6/10/17 at 1pm 

WWI Lecture Series: Jessica Bandel, North Carolina and the Great War 1914-1918

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
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.
museum;history;education;literary;lecture;free
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Thu 6/15/17 at 6pm-8pm 

George III and Queen Charlotte Tea

History/Science, Food/Tasting, Museum
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. Please register online.
tea;food;special event;museum;history
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sun 6/25/17 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Into the Hornet’s Nest Summer Camp

Children, Education
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.
museum;summer camp;kids;children;history;education
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $150; purchase three or more tickets for $125 each
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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Schedule
 • Mon 6/26/17 - Fri 6/30/17 at 8:30am-4:30pm 

Passport to World Cultures Geography Camp

Children, Education
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.
museum;history;government;environment;children;kids;summer camp;education
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Ages: 8-11
Price: $150; purchase three or more tickets for $125
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Mon 7/17/17 - Fri 7/21/17 at 8:30am-4:30pm 

Highland Scots of North Carolina Tea

History/Science, Food/Tasting, Museum
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. Please register online.
tea;history;food;special event;presentation
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sun 7/30/17 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Winston Churchill and the Second World War Tea

Food/Tasting, History/Science, Museum
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.” Please register online.
tea;food;presentation;history;museum
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sun 8/27/17 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Mad About Modern Home Tour

Tour
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.
tour;architecture;home;neighborhood;visual arts
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: Please see website for details
Event Website: www.madaboutmodern.com
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 • Sat 9/9/17 at 10am-4pm 

Exploring North Carolina During the Great War: WWI Symposium

Education
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.
museum;talk;history;symposium;ww1;wwi;education;film
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: Public registration $25; member registration $20; student registration $5 (must show ID at event).
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sun 9/17/17 at 12:30pm-5:30pm 

The Story of London Tea

Food/Tasting, History/Science, Museum
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. Please register online.
tea;food;special event;museum;history;presentation
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sun 10/1/17 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Save Siloam School Fundraiser

Museum, Benefit/Fundraiser, History/Science, Talks/Lectures
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.
history;lecture;speaker;african-american;fundraiser;museum
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $35
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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Schedule
 • Mon 10/30/17 at 6pm-9pm