Event Calendar

Please join us for the following special events produced by The Charlotte Museum of History!

The Charlotte Museum of History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are happy to schedule a tour for you on days that we are not regularly open.

In addition to our regular public hours, please join us for the following special events!


April

Charlotte Neighborhoods Series Lecture by Tom Hanchett and Reception

Friday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive

The Charlotte Museum of History, Levine Museum of the New South, Historic Charlotte, and Johnson C. Smith University invite you to explore and discuss Charlotte’s neighborhood histories. Charlotte’s built environment has been shaped by its residents, economy, transportation, and federal programs. This series of events will highlight four Charlotte neighborhoods: Brooklyn, Biddleville, Plaza Midwood, and NoDa. These programs will expand on the current exhibit, Charlotte Neighborhoods, at The Charlotte Museum of History.

Tom Hanchett, staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South, is widely-known for his knowledge of the urban history and culture of the Charlotte. The opening lecture will set the stage for the three walking tours.

Walking Tour Schedule
Saturday, April 12    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        Walking tour of Biddleville
Friday, April 25         6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                   Walking tour of Plaza Midwood - SOLD OUT! 
Friday, May 2            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                   Walking tour of NoDa - SOLD OUT! 

Program is free but please register online to reserve your seat! 


Charlotte Neighborhoods Series:  Biddleville Walking Tour and Reception
Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Meet at KoKoMos Coffee Shop, 100 Beatties Ford Road on the Johnson C. Smith University Campus.

Park at Brayboy Gymnasium.

Join us for an hour walking tour of historic Biddleville and learn about the history of the neighborhood and Biddle Memorial Hall, Davis House, James B. Duke Library, and old Mt. Carmel Church, among others.

Program is free but please register online to reserve your seat! 


History Talks Lecture Series:  “The French & Indian War In North Carolina”
Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive

The French and Indian War in North Carolina: The Spreading Flames of War
by John R. Maass

The French and Indian War was the result of competition between France and Great Britain for supremacy in North America and part of the larger European war known as the Seven Years War from 1754-1763. The events following the French and Indian War set the stage for the American Revolution and also had a significant impact on North Carolina history.

Military historian John Maass will discuss the efforts North Carolina made in supporting the war, fighting in its campaigns, and the impact the conflict had on the colony and its inhabitants.

Free with museum admission.  Please register online to reserve your seat!


Living History Saturday
Saturday, April 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive

Free with paid admission.


History Talks Lecture Series:  “America Aflame: God and the Civil War”
Friday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive

America Aflame: God and the Civil War
by David Goldfield

The American Civil War was America’s greatest political failure. A system of government built upon the consent of the governed required compromise. Once evangelical religion infested politics, especially in the North, and eventually in the Republican Party, compromise became much less likely, particularly on the issue of slavery. The war that followed killed 720,000 men. Yet, most historians argue that the results – the salvation of the Union and the liberation of four million slaves – were worth the sacrifice. But were they? And, were those results fulfilled? Could they have been achieved more fully without a bloody war?

David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Goldfield is also the Editor of the Journal of Urban History, serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and as an Academic Specialist for the U.S. State Department. He is immediate Past President of the Southern Historical Association.

Free with museum admission.  Please register online to reserve your seat! 


Charlotte Neighborhoods Series:  Plaza Midwood Walking Tour and Reception        SOLD OUT! 
Friday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Meet at The Peculiar Rabbit, 1212 Pecan Avenue

Join us for an hour walking tour of Plaza Midwood and learn about the history of the neighborhood which began as a street car suburb in the 1920s.

Program is free but please register online to reserve your seat! 


Downton Abbey-style Tea
Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive

Join us for a Downton Abbey-style English tea that will feature trivia games and prizes. The event will feature freshly-brewed hot tea and homemade desserts made with recipes from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook.  Following tea, guests will have the opportunity to tour the Hezekiah Alexander House and Museum galleries.

The cost is $20 for adults; $15 for members. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Please pre-register online to reserve your seat!


May

Charlotte Neighborhoods Series:  NoDA Walking Tour and Reception       SOLD OUT! 
Friday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Meet at Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson Street, #200.

Join us for an hour walking tour of the NoDa neighborhood, an eclectic arts district and community that began as a mill village.

Program is free but please register online to reserve your seat! 


Living History Saturday
Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CMH, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC  28215

Free with paid admission.

If you have any questions, please email me at kay@charlottemuseum.org.

 

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

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