Through a variety of programs, festivals, and events, the Museum presents fun opportunities for all ages to explore the history of the New South. Learn about the types of programs and events offered at the Museum throughout the year.
Check out our calendar for specific upcoming programs.
Through lectures, panel discussions, book signings, workshops, walking tours and more, Levine Museum offers a wide variety of fun, learning opportunities. The Museum provides historical context for contemporary issues, thoughtful community forums, and explorations of the sights, sounds and ideas of the Carolina Piedmont.
New South for the New Southerner Series
Find Charlotte's heart and soul in Levine Museum of the New South's program series, New South for the New Southerner
. Historian Dr. Tom Hanchett will lead lively educational discussions on Charlotte's history and its future, covering topics as varied and colorful as why so many streets are named Sharon, what business was like in Charlotte before interstate banking, and where you can drive 105 without getting a ticket! Local voices from the community will join him in leading the program and sharing stories.
This lighthearted lesson in local history is ideal for newcomers and natives, and features hors d'oeuvres from Mert's Heart & Soul, and access to the exhibits.
Programs will be held in fall, winter and spring. Visit our calendar
for dates and details on individual programs.
Presented by Marsh Properties
, sponsors include The Charlotte Observer
and WFAE 90.7 FM
During the month of May the Museum offers walking tours that take participants through uptown Charlotte and the Fourth Ward neighborhood, with a look at the history behind today’s Center City. Led by Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett, the tours present a unique opportunity to get out in the city and up close with uptown's history.
Civic By Design
A monthly free forum exploring growth issues in the Charlotte region, presented in partnership with the Charlotte Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Held at the Museum on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 5:30 pm.
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Taste of the New South
This annual fundraising event for Levine Museum features an evening cocktail reception with cuisine from a prominent regional resort or inn. Taste of the New South is designed to showcase the featured resort's buildings and grounds as well as the executive chef’s talents. Through decorations, floral arrangements, and cuisine, Taste of the New South reflects the style and ambience of the featured resort and strives to recreate the experience of visiting and for guests in Charlotte.
Taste of the New South is held each year in early March, on site at the Museum. Previous guest resorts and country inns include:
2011 - Taste of Time, Special 20th Anniversary Party
2010 - Eseeola Lodge, Linville, NC – Chef Patrick Maisonhaute
2009 - Pinehurst Resort, NC - Chef Thierry Debailleui
2008 - The Fearrington, Chapel Hill, NC - Chef Graham Fox
2007 - Biltmore, Asheville, NC - Chef Edwin French
2006 - The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, GA - Chefs Stephen James Jordan and Scott Pikey
2005 - The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island, SC - Chefs Matthew Niessner and Doug Blair
2004 - The Homestead, Hot Spring, VA - Chef Josef Schelch
2003 - The Cloister, Sea Island, GA - Chef Todd Rogers
2002 - Eseeola Lodge, Linville, NC - Chef John Hofland
2001 - The Richmond Hill Inn, Asheville, NC - Chef Brian Ross
2000 - Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville, SC - Chef Ken Vedrinski
1999 - The Fearrington House, Chapel Hill, NC - Chef Cory Mattson
1998 - The Society for the Revival and Preservation of Southern Food - Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock
1997 - The Inn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN - Chef John Fleer
The Distinguish Lecturer series continues to help the Museum further its mission to put Southern history into a regional, national and global context. Since 1995, the Museum has brought outstanding historians, authors and journalists to Charlotte audiences. Past Distinguished Lecturers include:
John Hope Franklin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
A Woman's Place
Each year, the Museum and Charlotte's "Woman of the Year" organization present A Woman's Place. The event is held in March in recognition of Women's History Month. This program was created to explore the evolving roles of women in the New South and to celebrate their outstanding accomplishments. In the past, panels have featured media professionals, Latina community leaders, police officers and firefighters, and college and university presidents.
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