Charlotte Museum Of History

Charlotte Museum of History

Spring is typically the busiest time of year for the Charlotte Museum of History. That’s when school field trips come filing through the museum and grounds, as students throughout the area get their first glimpse of Mecklenburg County’s oldest home, the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite.

The Siloam School building
Michael Falero / WFAE

A historic Jim Crow-era school building that educated African American children has received a large donation for its transformation into a museum exhibit.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The Charlotte Museum of History is trying to save a historic African American schoolhouse in north Charlotte that was one of the area's earliest schools to give formal education to black children. The museum hopes to restore the building and turn it into an exhibit for today's schoolchildren, but it's facing challenges raising funds and interest in the project.

Steve Harrison

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles gave the Charlotte Museum of History a $50,000 city check Thursday morning to help preserve and move the Siloam School off Mallard Creek Church Road.


Today on FAQ City, listener Mark Doherty is curious about Charlotte's Revolutionary War history, specifically, where is it?

The Charlotte Museum of History announced that it has selected Adria Focht as its new president and CEO.

Focht comes to Charlotte by way of Kings Mountain, where she was the director and curator of Kings Mountain Historical Museum.

Sarah Delia

The president and CEO of the Charlotte Museum of History is stepping down to accept a position at a new museum in Washington, D.C.