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!


April

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
2nd Annual Civil War Symposium
30 April 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

Join the Charlotte Metrolina Civil War Roundtable and Charlotte Museum of History for our 2nd Annual Civil War Symposium. Keynote speaker Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr., will discuss the Wilmington Campaign:  Last Rays of Departing Hope.  Dr. Jim Sasser presents on The Civil War and Individual Valor, Mr. Leonard R. (Deacon) Jones will explore African-Americans in the Civil War Experience, Mr. Chris Hartley will discuss Who Was the Real D. H. Hill, and Kay Peninger will examine The Morrison Sisters: Their Extraordinary Lives and Accomplishments.

Please register before 22 April 2016.

$10 Registration Fee, Includes Continental Breakfast
$10 Per Person Lunch Fee 
Registration Closed


May

A Colonial Gem Special Event
12 May 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

The Charlotte Museum of History invites you to a very special evening at one of Charlotte's most important cultural treasures – the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site.  This National Register of Historic Places property is representative of the people and landscape of Colonial Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties.  Today, it is a powerful setting for educational programs for residents and for visitors from all over the world.

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 we will gather at the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site for a magical evening that will feature a colonial beer, wine, hors d'oeuvers, and music as we celebrate the successful renaissance of The Charlotte Museum of History.  The event will be held on the lawns and in the gardens of the museum and will include tours of the Hezekiah Alexander House and log kitchen.

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • Signature Sponsor          $2500
  • Event Sponsor                $1000
  • Table Host – 8 seats       $500
  • Table Host – 4 seats       $250
  • Couple Ticket                 $125
  • Individual Ticket             $75

To purchase a ticket, please click here!


Charlotte Neighborhood Walking Tour - Dilworth
13 May 2016 at 6:00 pm
Starting and ending location to be determined.

Join us for an hour walking tour of the Dilworth neighborhood, Charlotte's first streetcar suburb.  Industrialist Edward Dilworth Latta developed the neighborhood, then outside Charlotte city's limits, during the 1890s.  

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Pre-registration required. 

Free and open to the public.

Please click here to register.


MeckDec Day Celebration
21 May 2016, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

Join us as we celebrate the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and Resolves! Make your very own MeckDec book, create animals of the Backcountry and other crafts.  Take a free tour of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and learn about his leadership in the years that led to the American Revolution.  Free cake and lemonade!

Free and open to the public.

Please click here to register.


June

Teas of the British Isles: Legends and Mysteries of England
26 June 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 June tea focuses on the famous legends and mysteries in English history, such as Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Stonehenge.  You will enjoy an Irish themed menu of tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, along with a favorite Irish tea.

$20 for members; $25 for public.
4 Tea Package $70 for members; $90 for public.

Please click here to register.


July

Fourth of July Celebration
4 July 2016, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive

Join us for a patriotic celebration of Independence Day at the Charlotte Museum of History. This event will feature lectures, kids’ crafts, tours of the Hezekiah Alexander home site, and ringing of the American Freedom Bell.

Free for members, $5.00 public

Please click here to register.


Teas of the British Isles: Henry VIII and the Tudors
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.
4 Tea Package $70 for members; $90 for public

Please click here to register.


August

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.


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.
4 Tea Package $70 for members; $90 for public

Please click here to register.


September

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.
4 Tea Package $70 for members; $90 for public

Please click here to register.

 

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3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone: 704.568.1774

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