The Charlotte Museum of History family extends our deepest sympathy to the families of two former trustees: Mary Liz Francis and Christine Snyder Wellons. Mary Liz and Christine were both very special people who enriched the lives of thousands of students and adults who visited the Museum seeking to learn about Charlotte and Mecklenburg County history. Each of them gave generously of their talents, leadership, and financial gifts. Part of their legacy will be how they touched the lives of residents and persons from around the world by making Charlotte’s history available to them. We are very thankful to have known them.
Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report
The Charlotte Museum of History has wrapped up our first full fiscal year of operations under our new business model and we would like to share our progress with you. During this past year we concentrated on building a strong foundation by focusing on four key areas: Education, Preservation, Collaboration, and Fiscal Responsibility.
Thanks to the many individuals, foundations, and corporations that made a gift to us, we were able to accomplish the following:
We reopened on a regular public schedule for visitation.
We have engaged students and adults in our local history.
Our neighborhood walking tours and educational teas have exceeded capacity.
We have opened one of the closed galleries as an art gallery featuring Charlotte artists.
We are working to reopen the Piedmont Backcountry gallery by the end of September.
We achieved a balanced budget.
Our audit was issued with no management concerns.
We do not have any debt.
We adopted financial procedures based on best practices for nonprofits.
Conducted an environmental study of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site. We have compiled a list of repairs that need to be made also.
We worked in partnership with the May 20 Society, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries, Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Mecklenburg County, Mint Museum, Charlotte Folk Society, Levine Museum of New South, Historic Charlotte, and Johnson C. Smith University to produce educational programs.
Thank you for your continued interest and support. It is very meaningful to us and the persons who come here seeking to learn about Charlotte and Mecklenburg County’s history.