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Look back at Charlotte history
Lecture series at Levine Museum of New South
Published Friday, January 24, 2014 10:17 am
by Herbert L. White

You can learn about Mecklenburg County’s history from colonial days to the present next month.

The Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents and Levine Museum of the New South will sponsor a series of lectures called “Beyond the Wagon Road” Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East Seventh St. The lectures are from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and early registration is encouraged.  Admission is $15.

To register through Jan. 31, send a check made out to MHA Docents for $15 per person, along with your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number to MHA, P.O. Box 35032, Charlotte, NC 28235. Free parking is available in the Seventh Street Station parking deck and the museum will validate parking tickets.  

The programs are:

Feb. 8 

Agness Caldwell, an enslaved woman at Rosedale Plantation “My life before and after the Civil War” by Bridget Strong, Historic Rosedale interpreter; and “Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy” by Michael C. Hardy, a historian and author.

February 15

Native plants of colonial times from the wilds of Carolina to the gardens of the world by T.L. Mellichamp, director of UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and “André Michaux Live: French botanist, explorer, and diplomat” by retired librarian Charlie Williams. 

February 22 

“Seven Jewels in the Crown of Queen Charlotte: The influence of Presbyterianism on early Mecklenburg County” by John Kuykendall, president emeritus at Davidson College and “The Idea of the New South: 100 Years Ago and Today” by Levine Museum of the New South historian Tom Hanchett. 





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