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Charlotte Museum Of History And Historic Charlotte Merge

The Charlotte Museum of History

Two Charlotte nonprofits will combine organizations. The Charlotte Museum of History and Historic Charlotte announced Wednesday that the groups are merging.

The president and CEO of the Charlotte Museum of History Kay Peninger said the organizations have worked together over the past two years and that their respective resources complement each other.

"We found out that we had a lot in common and that our missions were taking us in the same direction. We also discovered we didn’t have a lot of overlap so it made a lot of sense for us to join together to help us be stronger and also to have a richer story to tell residents of the city," said Peninger.

While the museum has encouraged residents to visit its facility to view exhibits, Historic Charlotte has focused on events like historic tours.

Peninger added Historic Charlotte’s president John Kincheloe will become a trustee on the Board of Directors.