We are excited to announce that the Charlotte Museum of History and Historic Charlotte have joined forces. Under the Charlotte Museum of History name, the combined group will focus on educational history programs and historic preservation in the greater Charlotte region.

The 46-year-old Museum of History will continue offering innovative educational programs to engage the Charlotte region with our history. With the addition of Historic Charlotte, founded in 1991, the Museum also will bring new energy and focus to preserving Charlotte’s historic built environment as an important part of that history.

We look forward to sharing more in the coming months about what our combined organization can do for Charlotte, including an exciting new preservation project for the Hezekiah Alexander House (built circa 1774).

CMH Fall Exhibitions

On The Way To Here: Adventures In Photography,Music And Life
Opening:  October 8, 2015

Experience local photographer Daniel Coston’s travels over the last twenty years including the people and artists that he photographed along the way. A music lover who was inspired by musicians and artists he met, Coston decided to hit the road with his camera and tell their story through pictures. Along the way, he worked with legends like Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers, along with hundreds of the biggest names in music.

On The Way To Here is the largest collection to date of Coston’s work, including photos taken across the US, England, Iceland, and back to Charlotte for the 2012 DNC Convention. The show will also feature insight from Coston about his subjects, and what his photography work has meant to him.

Coston’s work with the Charlotte Observer allowed him to document the changing scenes of North Carolina society and provided an additional outlet for his prolific work ethic. His work has also been used on several TV networks and featured in nearly every major publication in the US and Europe.

Enter The Dragon: A Contemporary Chinese and Chinese American Art Exhibit
Opening:  November 2015

Overseas Chinese Culture Athletic and Arts Federation and the Charlotte Museum of History have partnered to bring prominent contemporary Chinese and Chinese American Artists to display their work at the museum.  The exhibition name, “Enter The Dragon,” reflects the importance of the dragon as one of the most iconic cultural symbols of Chinese Culture.  The exhibition is intended to immerse the audience into a unique and brilliant arts experience and help foster a more diverse arts scene for our region.

A Charlotte Chinese American history in photo exhibition is included and will tell the life and stories about Charlotte Chinese American during the last 100 years.

Charlotte Chinese American’s fingerprints range from delicious food, sites of worship, language school, breakthrough in science and technology, prominent figure in banking and other business. The lives and stories of Charlotte Chinese American in the last 100 years will be told in a series of vivid photographs.


The Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone: 704.568.1774

Site By: