Please join us for the following special events produced by The Charlotte Museum of History!
The Charlotte Museum of History is open every Thursday, Friday, and 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!
Living History Saturday
Free with paid admission
Forced Founders: Indians, Slaves, and the Origins of the American Revolution in the South
There are no African Americans or Indians in John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence--the iconic image on the back of the two dollar bill--but slaves and Native Americans both played a crucial, if indirect, role in turning white Americans like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington into revolutionaries. In the years leading up to 1776, Indians seeking to preserve their land and African Americans trying to become free formed alliances of convenience with King George III and other leaders of the British empire. These cross-racial alliances infuriated white colonists, especially in the South, and helped bring about their decision to declare independence from the mother country.
Woody Holton, McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, traces these forgotten influences on the Founding Fathers in an illustrated lecture. Holton was a National Book Award finalist in 2007 and winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize, a prestigious academic award in the field of history.
Free with paid admission. Please register online to reserve a seat.
Hezekiah Alexander House Environmental Improvements Plan Workshop
Facilitators: Michael C. Henry, Watson & Henry Associates (W&HA)
The workshop will be held at The Charlotte Museum of History at 3500 Shamrock Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The only cost will be $10 for a box lunch. If you would like to attend, please register online.
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Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
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