Oasis Spaces Exhibit

  • February 14 - March 15, 2024
  • Historic Rosedale

    3427 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28206
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Join us for Black History Month at Historic Rosedale. We will celebrate the history and accomplishments of Black History Makers - both locally and nationwide – with FREE lectures and events all month, a Sweet Grass Basket Making Workshop on February 10th, and two informative exhibits to be displayed FREE to the public on our grounds. 

Oasis Spaces: The Green Book Project African American Travel in NC 1933 – 1966. 

The Negro Motorist Green Book, published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. The book listed over 300 North Carolina businesses—from restaurants and hotels, to tourist homes, nightclubs and beauty salons—in the three decades that it was published. This exhibit highlights a complex statewide network of business owners and Green Book sites that allowed African American communities to thrive, and that created “oasis spaces” for a variety of African American travelers. This exhibit comes to Historic Rosedale from the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies.

This exhibit is FREE to the public along with grounds admission to Historic Rosedale (does not include entrance to the 1815 house or guided house tour).

Exhibit will be open February 14th and close March 15th. It will be available for viewing as follows:

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 24th: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 9th: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm



Date & Time

Feb 14 - Mar 15, 2024

Venue Details

Historic Rosedale

3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28206 Historic Rosedale
Historic Rosedale Foundation

The Mission of Historic Rosedale Foundation is threefold: to educate, to preserve and to continue to build a more diverse and inclusive platform for interpretation. We shall: 1) Present an authentic view of five generations of the Frew, Caldwell and Davidson families, and the enslaved and free African Americans that lived and worked on the land; 2) Preserve and interpret the 1815 historic house and the surrounding buildings emphasizing the important role these white and black families held in Charlotte, NC; 3) Provide and maintain a peaceful green space with Treasure Trees, garden borders, native and heirloom plants within a highly developed urban corridor.

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