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Each May since 1973, the National Register of Historic Places Program in partnership with hundreds of local organizations of celebrates the tireless work of so many people to ensure our historic structures are protected for future generations. 

We at the Charlotte Museum of History are excited to champion historic preservation right here in Charlotte! Check out all the exciting events coming up this month and be a part of sharing the Queen City's history! #QC250

Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$100/individual ticket

Join us for a magical evening celebrating Charlotte’s 250th Anniversary on the beautiful lawns and gardens of Mecklenburg County’s oldest home, the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite.

This signature event will feature unique food and beverage experiences – including a moonshine tasting – as well as live music and costumed interpreters to bring history to life as you explore the homesite.


Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$8/child, $10/adult & free for CMH members

Join the rebellion here in Mecklenburg Country and learn about the legendary Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The Mecklenburg Militia, Kingsbury's NC Artillery Company, Locke's Dismounted Militia, History's Kids, Carolina Brewmasters, and Bold Missy Brewery will all be on hand to help us celebrate!


Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Metrographics Printing | 1003 Louise Avenue

Join us for a guided, hour-long walking tour of Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood (not the town of Belmont) as part of Charlotte City Walks. Learn about its origins as a white mill village, the transition to an under-invested black neighborhood and now another transition.

The tour starts and ends at Metrographics Printing at 1003 Louise Ave. We’ll stop along the way for refreshments on the front porch of one of the neighborhood residents. This walk is about 1.5 miles and will occur mostly on sidewalks, some of which are narrow and uneven. 

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