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Charlotte's Early Jewish History


This exhibit showcases the building of the early Charlotte Jewish community, 1865-1929, with an emphasis on religion, commerce, and community life. 

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The Charlotte Woman's Club

The Charlotte Woman's Club Exhibit is a compilation of documents and images from one of Charlotte's oldest civic organizations.  First organized in 1899, its membership and civic activities slowly began to make the club an essential part of Charlotte, NC. 

During this period, members of the organization published an annual program listing the events and schedule for the season. These events ranged from the arts, like musical evenings, and civic issues, like health and education. With this exhibit, the world of women in Progressive Era Charlotte, North Carolina will be discovered. 

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Selling the New South City

The City of Charlotte has often worked on promoting itself as the New South City.  This culture of "boosterism" has led the city to advertise its advances in Industry, Commerce, Community Development, and Public Architecture. "Selling the New South City" examines the ways that Charlotte sought to cast itself as a modern metropolis.

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African American Churches & Racial Uplift

An exhibition of one of the major pillars of the Black Community in Charlotte, North Carolina immediately following Emancipation up until the beginning of the Great Depression.  The Black Church was a source for education, spiritual guidance, politics, and racial uplift.  Through their ministry  The Black Church attempted to guide the masses into first class citizenship in America.  This was one of the few outlets which allowed blacks to express their feelings about their contemporary plight.


Development of Uptown Charlotte

This exhibit traces the development of Uptown Charlotte through architecture, commerce, and entertainment. The exhibit is comprised of four sections. One section details the physical growth of Charlotte through a variety of documents. Another covers the development of Charotte along the main artery of N. Tryon St. A third exhibit explores the evolution of the banking district in the early twentieth century. Finally, the fourth section highights the growth of department stores in Uptown Charlotte. Each section showcases the importance of Charlotte as an emergent New South City in the early twentieth-century.


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