The Great Escape

  • February 2 - 29, 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. 

The Great Escape: The Underground Railway

Coming to Historic Rosedale from The Life and Times in Black American History’s (LATIBAH) Collard Greens Museum, The Great Escape: The Underground Railway is the Museum’s only outdoor exhibit. In collaboration with artists T’Afo Feimster and Abel Jackson, this multi paneled display, is an overwhelming visual depiction of the journey to freedom during the Antebellum era. Mr. Feimster and Mr. Jackson also collaborated on the mural located at 1600 W. Tryon in Charlotte. 

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 1st through February 29th as follows:

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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

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


Date & Time

Feb 2 - 29, 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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