Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

For site contact information see the most recent MHA Docents Dandelion Newsletter

Admission charged at most events unless otherwise noted.

Many of these events sell out so it is best to register at the web sites.


MHA Dinner Meeting Canceled and Rescheduled.

The MHA Dinner Meeting scheduled for this coming Monday, September 17 has been rescheduled due to the weather uncertainty of Hurricane Florence. It is rescheduled for three weeks from now, Monday, October 8.  The full revised announcement is below.


City of Charlotte Cemeteries, Monday, October 8, MHA Dinner Meeting.

Trinity Presbyterian Church.  Dinner is as 6:30 followed by the program at 7:15.  Those not having dinner may enjoy the program at no charge.  To make a reservation for dinner use the order form in your MHA Newsletter or contact Barbara Taylor at 308 Braxton Dr., Indian Trail 28079, btaylor797@aol.com or 336-404-1751.

Bill Bibby, City of Charlotte Cemeterian, will present a program about Charlotte’s city-owned cemeteries that probably cover more territory than most of us are aware of.  In addition to Settlers, Elmwood,  and the three sections of Pinewood, Bill and his team manage Evergreen and Oaklawn; altogether they  cover 192 acres.  All except Settlers are active, having about 490 burials each year.  Bill will speak to us about the history of Charlotte’s cemeteries, and his master plan and ideas for the future.

Bill was recently named Employee of the Year out of 8,000 Charlotte employees.  He came to Charlotte from Pittsburgh where he was Manager of Historic Cemeteries.  Bill has actively worked with us for the last two years on our Voices From The Past events; his enthusiasm and commitment to history contributed to the success of those events.


Colonial Homestead: Off the Grid, Sunday, September 23, from 1 to 5 pm, Schiele Museum.

In the days before grocery stores and super-sized shopping centers, preserving food to sustain the family throughout the winter months was critical to the family’s survival. Visit the backcountry farm bustling with seasonal activities. Discover a variety of methods from the 1700’s for preserving food; many of which are still applicable to 21st century lifestyles.


Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’ Festival, Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Brattonsville.

Over two dozen potters from the Carolina Piedmont will demonstrate their art and sell their wares. Plus live bluegrass music and BBQ.