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Levine Museum of the New South Honors Local Changemakers at Taste of the New South


On Friday, Feb. 23, Levine Museum of the New South will hold its annual Taste of the New South event, presented by PNC Bank, and will honor three local changemakers:

  • Tom Hanchett, retired Levine Museum historian
  • Carol Sawyer, a school activist and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education member
  • Thereasea Elder, first African American public health nurse in Charlotte

This year’s fundraiser, themed “One Charlotte, Many Flavors,” celebrates signature neighborhoods throughout Charlotte, highlighting what makes them unique.

“Proceeds raised from Taste of the New South help us use Charlotte’s rich history to build community,” said Kathryn Hill, President and CEO, Levine Museum of the New South. “Contributions from generous supporters benefit exhibits like K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace, programs for audiences of all ages, and school tours.”

Taste of the New South guests will enjoy a Charlotte-inspired menu by Best Impressions Caterers, creative cocktails and unique entertainment. This year, the museum has added an after-party, Taste After Dark, which will feature a local DJ, hors-d'oeuvres and drinks, karaoke, and trivia with questions provided by the Queen City Quiz Show.

Taste of the New South begins at 7 p.m. and Taste After Dark follows at 9 p.m. on Feb. 23.

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About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

About Levine Museum of the New South

Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive museum housing the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern history. Through the award-winning exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, changing galleries and complementing programs, the Museum tells the stories of the diverse people who have reinvented and shaped the region since 1865. Over 50,000 people visit the Museum each year, including 10,000 students who enrich their understanding of North Carolina history and enhance critical thinking skills through their experience at the Museum.



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