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 11:00 a.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!


July

Belmont Neighborhood Walking Tour SOLD OUT
16 July 2016 at 10:30 am
Tour begins and ends at Intermezzo Pizzeria & Cafe, 1427 E. 10th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Join us for an hour long walking tour of the Belmont neighborhood.  Belmont began as Charlotte’s first working-class textile mill village.  Today, the diverse neighborhood is in the midst of transformation as persons seek single-family homes in close proximity to Uptown.

Free and open to the public.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


Teas of the British Isles: Henry VIII and the Tudors SOLD OUT
31 July 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

The Charlotte Museum of History is hosting a series of afternoon teas accompanied by lectures that explore the history of the British Isles. Our July tea focuses on the intrigue and international politics in the story of King Henry VIII and his six wives.  You will enjoy a Welsh themed menu of tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, along with a favorite Welsh tea.

$20 for members; $25 for public.


August

History Talks Lecture Series - More about Modern by Ron Crider
Thursday, 4 August 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

Want to know what it takes for a home to earn the label "mid-century modern" and be featured on our 2016 Mad About Modern home tour?

Find out on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. when the Museum hosts a special lecture on mid-century modern architecture and interior design by Ron Crider. Crider is a teacher (at The Art Institutes of Charlotte and Philadelphia and public schools), a former art gallery owner and a fashion industry veteran with a passion for and deep knowledge of mid-century modern architecture. Crider will use the work of renowned architects to illustrate the key tenets of the mid-century modern aesthetic and relate them to the homes featured on our 2016 Mad About Modern home tour. A reception will follow the presentation.

FREE for members and public.

Please click here to register.


Passport to World Cultures Geography Camp 2016
8-12 August 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 8:30 am drop off and 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm pick up
3500 Shamrock Drive

Campers ages 6-9 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 for the Parade of Nations, 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 human or environmental geography theme, and will tie in the history of Charlotte and the Carolina Backcountry:

  • Geography and Landforms
  • Animals and the Environment
  • History and Government
  • Art, Music, and Cuisine
  • Architecture and Monuments
  • Religions and Celebrations

Registration Fee is $150

Please click here to register.


Young Affiliates Society Meeting
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Join us at the Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive


Teas of the British Isles: English Colonies in America
28 August 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

The Charlotte Museum of History is hosting a series of afternoon teas accompanied by lectures that explore the history of the British Isles. Our August tea focuses on the history of early English attempts to found colonies in North America: Roanoke, Jamestown, and New England.  You will enjoy a Scottish themed menu of tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, along with a favorite Scottish tea.

$20 for members; $25 for public.

Please click here to register.


September

Mad About Modern 2016
Saturday, 10 September 2016
South Park area

The Mid-Century Modern Home Tour is back.  Join us as we tour Charlotte’s amazing collection of homes designed in this architectural style.

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

As Bradley Quinn in his monograph of Mid-century design illustrates, “Mid-century homes were inhabited by a new generation of Americans, who altered their expectations of the home as they grew to appreciate novel types of living spaces and the landscapes surrounding them.”

Tour Includes: 6-8 homes
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016
Time: Homes open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tour at your own pace!
Where: South Park, Charlotte. Check back soon as we will announce the tour locations with history and details on each location!

Tickets: Advance tickets are $20 for members and $25 for public.  Tickets on the day of the tour are $30 for everyone.

Member pricing for joint ticket with Bechtler exhibition.

Not a member? Click here to join!

Please click here to register.

For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please email Kay@charlottemuseum.org or call 704-568-1774 ext. 105.


History Talks Lecture Series – Timothy Boyce
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00p
3500 Shamrock Drive

Timothy Boyce, the editor of the concentration camp diary From Day to Day, will be at the Charlotte Museum of History on September 15 to discuss the story of Odd Nansen. Odd Nansen was a Norwegian architect and humanitarian. He was arrested in 1942 and spent the remained of the war in various concentration camps. In these camps, he kept a secret diary, which he later smuggled out with him. The diary describes the daily life of a prisoner, including the casual brutality and random terror that he and the other prisoners suffered.

A reception will follow Boyce’s presentation.
FREE for members and pubic.

Please click here to register.


History Talks Lecture Series - They Came Through Here by Randell Jones
Backcountry Days Event
Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 2:00 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

Presentation sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council

Randell Jones, award-winning author and storyteller will share new information revealed through a recent collaborative, investigative effort with history colleagues Bill Anderson and John Robertson to expand the understanding of how these other groups arrived at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

FREE to members and public. 

Please click here to register.


Backcountry Days with the Charlotte Folk Society
17 September 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

Join us for a free celebration of the Piedmont Backcountry with a variety of musical traditions from the Charlotte Folk Society.  This free family event features music, storytelling, free ice cream, and kids crafts.  There will be demonstrations of eighteenth-century crafts such as basket weaving, blacksmithing, pottery, and cooking.

FREE to everyone!

Please register in advance.

Please click here to register.


Teas of the British Isles: The Story of Canterbury
25 September 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

The Charlotte Museum of History is hosting a series of afternoon teas accompanied by lectures that explore the history of the British Isles. Our September tea focuses on the history of an ancient English city, from the Romans, to the building of the cathedral, and development into a modern city.  You will enjoy an English themed menu of tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, along with a favorite English tea.

$20 for members; $25 for public.

Please click here to register.

 

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

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