Hear about the people and objects whose stories we tell as our educators come to you. Suggested topics include Catawba Pottery, Siloam School, the 1774 Alexander Rock House and Early Charlotte, or any of our current exhibitions. Educators will bring objects and images from our collection to your location as part of this program. This program includes a guided outreach experience using museum collection materials and a craft.
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.
Museum programs and exhibits explore important civic themes and how their meaning has evolved over time, including ideals of liberty, freedom, equity, justice, democracy, and citizenship.
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.
Colonial Times, Revolutionary War, 18th Century, African American History, Native Americans, Government & Civics
100 students, 1 chaperone per 15 students
School Based Program
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, Preschool
$50.00 per Group for School Group
$30.00 per Group for Title I School