Mission

Mission

The Charlotte Museum of History is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that engages and educates a broad public audience in the exploration of the history of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Region through the stories of its people, ideas, and events in order to promote dialogue and historical perspective.

The Museum is the steward of the ca. 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Home Site, a National Register of Historic Places site, and places an emphasis on the settlement of the Carolina Backcountry and the ideas and events that led to the American Revolution.  The Alexander House is the last extant home of a framer of North Carolina’s 1776 Constitution and Bill of Rights and the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County.  In addition to the house, the Alexander home site is composed of a reproduction log kitchen, reconstructed two-story springhouse and log barn.

Vision

To be a premier learning experience that explores the history of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg region in the context of national and international history through interactive and participatory programming, at the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and the Museum building.

Guiding Principles

  • Acting in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Being inclusive.
  • Being proactive, outreaching and customer-focused.
  • Acting as a good community partner.
  • Being creative and embracing an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Being ethical.
  • Being accountable -- measuring outcomes and impacts.
  • Being good stewards of entrusted resources including the organization, funds and collections.

 

 

 

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

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