More than twenty-five years ago, a handful of Charlotte leaders founded a museum without walls that would tell the city’s story from 1865 to the present. From its inception, museum founders believed that this institution could use history to build community. Twenty-five years later, firmly ensconced in Uptown Charlotte, Levine Museum of the New South has become a premier cultural institution and one of the nation’s most revered museums, committed to placing today’s most critical issues in an historical context and to telling the diverse stories of all of Charlotte’s people in order to deepen our collective understanding of our past, foster empathy for each other, and engage citizens in decision-making for a better future.
Recent events in Charlotte have challenged us all and underscore the critical importance of our mission. In the next twenty-five years, Levine Museum will explore new, innovative ways to serve as Charlotte’s memory, as the teller of her diverse stories, and as the place the community can come to understand. YOUR gift is significant and will play a major role in the transformational vision we are cultivating for Levine Museum, for Charlotte, and beyond.
"Our family has learned so much about Charlotte and its past from the Levine Museum. More importantly though, we have gained knowledge that helps us be better people and hopefully better members of our community." - Jeff and Wendy Kornegay