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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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 • Thu 6/29/17 - Fri 6/30/17 at 11am-5pm 

Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony

Children, Holiday, Tour
Join us to celebrate the Fourth of July! At 11:00 am, we will host a naturalization ceremony with a presentation of the flag by the Sons of the American Revolution. The League of Women Voters will also be on site to register new and existing citizens alike! At 12:30 pm, there will be a presentation on Betsy Ross and the Legend of the First Flag. At 1:00 pm, there will be a presentation on Spies, Traitors, and the Struggle for Independence. Throughout the day we will have guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.
museum;holiday;family-friendly;kids
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 • Tue 7/4/17 at 10am-2pm 

Civil War Round Table program: Matthew Borowick

Talks/Lectures
Join us to hear Matt Borowick from Seton Hall University discuss the battle of Second Manassas and the court martial of General Fitz John Porter.
history;education;talk;lecture;civil war;museum
Event Info: (704) 568-1774
Price: $5
Event Website: www.charlottemuseum.org
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 • Sat 7/15/17 at 1am-3pm 

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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Schedule
 • 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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Schedule
 • 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.
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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