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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

Backcountry Explorers: Colonial Occupations April

History/Science, Family/Child, Children, Museum
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 silversmith. Come join us to learn about this trade and put your new knowledge into action with a fun craft!
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $10 per child, $20 per family
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 • Sat 4/15/17 at 1pm 

Civil War Symposium

Museum, History/Science
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.
civil war;history;symposium;civil war symposium;museum
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $10 registration fee; $10 additional for lunch
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 • Sat 4/29/17 at 8:30am-3pm 

Backcountry Explorers: Colonial Occupations May

History/Science, Children, Family/Child, Museum
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!
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $10 per child, $20 per family
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 • Sat 5/13/17 at 1pm 

Ron Hankins History Talks Lecture Series sponsored by Wells Fargo

History/Science, Talks/Lectures, Museum
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.
museum;talk;lecture;free;history;education
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: Free
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 • Thu 5/18/17 at 6pm-9pm 

Family Fun Day

History/Science, Museum, Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child, For the Family
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.
museum;free;history;family friendly;children;family
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: Free
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 • Sat 5/20/17 at 1pm-4pm 

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.”
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $30, includes lunch
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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!
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $10 per student, $20 per family
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 • Sat 6/10/17 at 1pm 

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.
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
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 • Sun 6/25/17 at 4pm-5:30pm 

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.
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Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
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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.
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
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 • Sun 8/27/17 at 4pm-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.
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Price: $20 for members; $25 for public
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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.
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Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $35
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 • Mon 10/30/17 at 6pm-9pm