Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History seeks to interpret the history of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg region. Groups can learn about the historic neighborhoods, culture, artifacts, and geography of the region. Field trips can also include tours of the 1774 historic Hezekiah Alexander House site, which features a log kitchen, springhouse, Backcountry Patriot statue, and the American Freedom Bell. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will see replicas of Colonial-era dwellings, historic photographs, period furnishings, and more in the museum’s continuing exhibits. The Charlotte Museum of History offers a variety of history programs and hosts several events on-site throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-5PM.

School

The museum’s school tours will teach students about the African American, European, and Catawba Indian cultures of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County as they look at Colonial tools, furniture, garments, and structures. Students can also learn about colonial trade, government, the American Revolution, and geography with the help of hands-on activities and games. School groups can practice bartering, try on 18th-century clothing, make banjos, see historical herbs and medicines, create clay pinch pots, watch a textile demonstration, and much more.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Revolutionary War, U.S. history, geography, barter, trade, historical figures, culture, art, music.

contact info
Name: Lauren Wallace, K12 Education Specialist
Email: lauren@charlottemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History seeks to interpret the history of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg region. Groups can learn about the historic neighborhoods, culture, artifacts, and geography of the region. Field trips can also include tours of the 1774 historic Hezekiah Alexander House site, which features a log kitchen, springhouse, Backcountry Patriot statue, and the American Freedom Bell. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will see replicas of Colonial-era dwellings, historic photographs, period furnishings, and more in the museum’s continuing exhibits. The Charlotte Museum of History offers a variety of history programs and hosts several events on-site throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on American Heritage and Art badges on field trips to the Charlotte History Museum. Tours aim to teach scouts about the American Revolution, as well as the European, African American, and Catawba Indian cultures of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County through the museum’s Colonial tools, furniture, garments, and structures. Activities include trying on 18th-century clothing, making banjos, watching a textile demonstration, creating clay pinch pots, and others. Scouts are welcome to attend the museum’s Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony in the summer, which includes food, fanfare, crafts, and more.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Revolutionary War, U.S. history, geography, barter, trade, historical figures, culture, art, music.

contact info
Name: Lauren Wallace, K12 Education Specialist
Email: lauren@charlottemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History seeks to interpret the history of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg region. Groups can learn about the historic neighborhoods, culture, artifacts, and geography of the region. Field trips can also include tours of the 1774 historic Hezekiah Alexander House site, which features a log kitchen, springhouse, Backcountry Patriot statue, and the American Freedom Bell. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will see replicas of Colonial-era dwellings, historic photographs, period furnishings, and more in the museum’s continuing exhibits. The Charlotte Museum of History offers a variety of history programs and hosts several events on-site throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Home site and self-guided tours of the museum’s galleries. Campers will see Colonial tools, garments, furniture, and structures as they learn about the African American, European, and Catawba Indian cultures of Charlotte and Mecklenburg. Camp groups can participate in a variety of activities such as playing dress up with18th-century clothing, making banjos, watching a textile demonstration, creating clay pinch pots, and more. It is recommended that field trips are booked at least two weeks ahead.

contact info
Name: Tours
Phone: 704-568-1774 ext. 101

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Program Type: 2-2.5 hours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History seeks to interpret the history of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg region. Groups can learn about the historic neighborhoods, culture, artifacts, and geography of the region. Field trips can also include tours of the 1774 historic Hezekiah Alexander House site, which features a log kitchen, springhouse, Backcountry Patriot statue, and the American Freedom Bell. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will see replicas of Colonial-era dwellings, historic photographs, period furnishings, and more in the museum’s continuing exhibits. The Charlotte Museum of History offers a variety of history programs and hosts several events on-site throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschool Days at the Charlotte Museum of History encourage homeschoolers to think critically about life in the colonies for the natives and settlers. Homeschoolers will learn about technology, the American Revolution, historical herbs and medicines, the three cultures of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and more. Homeschool groups can also participate in school field trip activities, which include making banjos, trying on 18th-century clothing, creating clay pinch pots, watching a textile demonstration, and much more.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Revolutionary War, U.S. history, geography, barter, trade, historical figures, culture, art, music.

contact info
Name: Lauren Wallace, K12 Education Specialist
Email: lauren@charlottemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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