Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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Attend the Unveiling of a New NC Historical Marker, Tuesday, December 20 at 2 pm, 400 North Tryon Street, Uptown.

The Marker will say “ANNIE ALEXANDER   1864-1929, First female physician licensed in N.C., 1885. Acting assistant surgeon at Camp Greene during WW I. Office was here.”

The unveiling will be at 2 pm followed by a reception at 2:30 in the Francis Auditorium at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 310 North Tryon Street. At the reception, hosted by the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room and Charlotte City Center Partners, you will meet Serena Chu who made this celebration possible. Miss Chu is a student at South Central High School in Pitt County, North Carolina who placed second in last year’s National History Day Competition in Raleigh with her biographical website of Dr. Annie.

 

She nominated Dr. Annie for this North Carolina Highway Historical Marker which will be placed at the site of Dr. Annie’s former home. It was at this location that she practiced medicine for over thirty years.  At the reception you will meet Miss Chu, her teacher, Jennifer Bryan and other dignitaries.  You will see the website Miss Chu created and one by the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room along with other images of Dr. Annie.  For the reception, please RSVP at 704-416-0150 or ncrstaff@cmlibrary.org

 

A Christmas Evening in Old Salem Wednesday, December 21.

The historic streets of Old Salem will be filled with the holiday spirit for a magical evening of historic Moravian Christmas traditions. There will be self-guided access to four historic buildings lit by candlelight, Participate in carol singing, candle trimming, and playing Tavern games. You also can see traditional Christmas decorations, watch craftsmen at work, and sample Moravian hospitality with cookies and warm apple cider. Tickets are $40.