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Grier Heights: Community is Family

Nov 19, 2022 – May 31, 2024

This traveling exhibition, produced in collaboration with the Grier Heights Community Center and Grier Heights community residents, highlights over 140 years of community history. It features pioneers like Sam Billings and Arthur S. Grier who laid the groundwork of a tight-knit farming community that became a bustling Black suburban neighborhood alongside stories of Black churches, schools, and traditions that became the cornerstones of life in Grier Heights.

Listen to engaging new interviews of former and current residents as they reflect on Grier Height’s community heroes, the role of women, their favorite memories, traditions, and more.

Playlist: Grier Heights Oral History Project 2024.

 

  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: A Community is Family Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: A Community is Family Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: Community Is Family Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: Community Is Family Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: Community Is Family Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: Community Is Family Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Grier Heights: Community Is Family Event Image

Location

  • Currently on display at Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, 700 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Exhibition Hours

  • February 5, 2023 – May 31, 2024
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5 PM

Previous Hosts

  • West Blvd Library Branch, October 2, 2023 – January 31, 2024
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church, May 1, 2023 – September 29, 2023
  • Charlotte African American Festival, April 22 – April 23, 2023
  • Naomi Drenan Recreational Center, April 17 – April 30, 2023
  • Grier Heights Presbyterian Church, March 29 – April 6, 2023
  • Grier Heights Community Center, November 19, 2022 – March 15, 2023

Exhibition Sponsors