Mapping Old Mecklenburg

  • Sat, Nov 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Charlotte Museum of History

    3500 Shamrock Drive
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28215
Ticket Price Free This event is now over
Description

You are welcome to join amateur and professional historians at the annual meeting of the Historic Mapping Congress. The Congress examines roads, fords, ferries, buildings and other historic sites from the Revolutionary Era. The program at 10:00 am presents topics of research about maps and mapping, the board of the Congress meets at 11:00 am, the program at 1:00 pm examines a composite interactive map of historic sites in the area. For further information, contact The Charlotte Museum of History at https://charlottemuseum.org/  Further information about the Historic Mapping Congress is at: https://www.historicmappingcongress.org/ 

Date & Time

Sat, Nov 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Venue Details

The Charlotte Museum of History

3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28215 The Charlotte Museum of History
The Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History saves and shares the Charlotte region’s history, connecting the past to current issues and opportunities. We believe a shared understanding of the past can enrich the community’s future, and we work to tell the stories of all parts of our community and all those who have inhabited our area.

 

The museum sits on an eight-acre wooded campus in fast-changing East Charlotte. It’s the site of the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, the Rock House built circa 1774 for the Hezekiah Alexander household. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated local landmark, the house is Charlotte’s only remaining structure from the days of the Revolutionary period. Nearby are a relocated barn dating to the era, a reproduction log kitchen, and a reconstructed two-story springhouse. Tours of the site and museum programs highlight how people lived during that era and tell of the many cultures that came together to build Charlotte, including the stories of Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities.


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