Levine Museum of the New South Kicks Off Upcoming Exhibit #HomeCLT with StoryMining 250
WHAT: Levine Museum is creating a multi-year, multifaceted exploration of the neighborhoods and communities in Charlotte. The story of Charlotte is the story of the people who live here today and lived here in the past. #HomeCLT strives to share everyone’s story whether you were born and raised here, or you only got here this week. We are all a part of Charlotte’s story and history.
#HomeCLT kicks off in August with an initiative, StoryMining250, which commemorates Charlotte's 250th anniversary and seeks to gather 250 oral histories of individuals, representing the city's past and present.
WHO: Members of the Charlotte Community. Including but not limited to:
• people from all over the city’s many unique neighborhoods
• all ages; all genders and sexual orientations
• speaking authentically from Charlotte’s racial and ethnic diversity
• all class/income/education ranges; every type of living situation
• renting, owning, secure, insecure, couchsurfing, looking
• newcomers, natives, long-term residents, rooted for life or looking to leave
• various identifications on the political spectrum: red, blue, or the independent you
• and many other roles in the community: residents, business owners, educators, activists, parents, clerics, students, workers, etc.
WHERE: Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, N.C.
WHEN: Story collection begins now and continues through the end of 2019.
HOW: Visit www.museumofthenewsouth.org/learn/storymining-250 to share your story and find all of the submission guidelines.
WHY: As community members look to make sense of profound changes sweeping our city, Levine Museum is the one place that provides context for contemporary issues and prompts conversations that lead to action. Levine Museum uses history to build community and will bridge differences and build empathy among neighbors through #HomeCLT.
About Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum's mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. Through the Museum we collect, preserve, and interpret the materials, sights, sounds, and ideas that illumine and enliven this history. The Museum presents opportunities for life-long learning about this history for the benefit, enjoyment and education of children and adults, and provides historical context for contemporary issues and a community forum for thoughtful discussion.
Since our founding in 1991, core values have guided what we do and how we do it: Scholarship, Education, Collaboration, Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.
We believe in and are committed to using history to build community.