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.

 

Reflections on Charlotte in the mid-20th Century, Myers Park Library, 1361 Queens Road, Charlotte.

Tuesday January 22 at 6 pm, Librarian Thomas Cole will talk about the career of Myers Park resident and newspaper columnist, Dorothy Knox.

Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm, Librarian Thomas Cole will talk about transplanted New Yorker, Harry Golden, who made a career in Charlotte as a journalist, memoirist, and activist.

 

Collards and Culture: LATIBAH Talk, Thursday, January 24 at 6 pm, Beatties Ford Road Library.

Join members of the LATIBAH Museum in an in-depth discussion of the semi-permanent exhibit that showcases the life and times of Africans during the Middle Passage.

 

Read It @ Rosedale: Varina By Charles Frazier, Thursday and Saturday, January 24 or 26 (pick your favorite date) from 11 am to 12:30 pm, Historic Rosedale.

Reading connects and transports us to a different time and place. That experience becomes even more meaningful when it’s possible to encounter and interact with related historic objects and places while hearing little-known, yet meaningful stories. This moderator-led discussion of selected bestsellers is unique is that we provide a specially-designed house tour, bringing to life the past and literature, sharing oral history, and spotlighting artifacts rarely seen outside our archives.

 

Beginner Crochet Workshop, Saturday, January 26 at 10 am to 2 pm, $25.00, Historic Latta Plantation.

Learn the basics of crochet and make a 100% cotton farmhouse dishcloth to keep. Participants will also receive a crochet hook and instructions to keep for use in future projects.  Pre-registration required.

 

Connect with Culture, Saturday, January 26 from 11 am to 5 pm, Charlotte Museum of History.

The Charlotte History Museum is excited to once again serve as the cultural hub for the Arts & Science Council’s annual Connect with Culture weekend. This year’s highlights include live performances, robots, and tasting East Charlotte’s culinary delights.

 

Basket Weaving with Brenda Long, Saturday, January 26 at 9:30 am to 2 pm., $43.00, Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site.

Weave a “Four Square” basket with Brenda Long and help carry on this handmade tradition. Registration required.  Bring an old towel, 12 clothespins, and a snack/lunch.