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.


Historic Latta Plantation is Searching for an Executive Director

This is a full-time, salaried position. For details contact Kristin Toler ktoler@lattaplantation.org


Rosedale Summer Camps

  • Fairy Camp, Tuesday, July 24 at 10 am to 1 pm. Have your wee ones visit Historic Rosedale for this half day camp. They will explore our urban shire and hunt for fairies that hide all around while learning about the whimsical folklore behind some of their favorite characters, and create enchanting crafts that would impress the most finicky of fairies. Snacks and water are included.
  • Pirate Camp, Wednesday, July 25 at 10 am to 1 pm. Arrrrrg… you ready for adventure? Learn about North Carolina’s rich pirate history in this swashbuckling half day camp. Create jolly good crafts, hunt for buried treasure, and find out how pirates and the open seas could affect life back here in Charlotte. Young landlubbers will also receive snacks and water.
  • Take Walk on The Wild Side (Nature Camp), Thursday, July 26 at 10 am to 1 pm. Buzz around like a bee in this fun and educational half day camp where kids connect with nature in a unique historic setting and urban green space. The camp includes educational games about the local surroundings, plants, and animals as well as insect themed craft activities. Pollen and nectar (snacks & water) will also be provided.
  • Old Timey Picnic, Friday, July 27 at 11 am to 1 pm. Come as you are or dress up for this fun filled festivity. Our counselors will don their Antebellum finery to serve our picnic. Receive a brief lesson on the life and etiquette of those who used to live in the plantation house. Campers who join us for all four days of camp will also receive a certificate during the festivities. Parents are welcome to join in on all the fun.

Summer Reading Program: Dancing Through the Ages, Wednesday July 18 from 10 am to noon at Central United Methodist Church, 113 S Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, Free, Kings Mountain Historical Museum.

Mauney Memorial Library and the Museum sponsor this part of the Summer Reading Program, beginning with the Gaston County Museum interactive program, “Dancing through the Ages” at the Church. Afterward the Museum’s historic houses (right across the street) will be open to tour and there will be crafts, historic games, face painting, and live music.