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Historian-In-Residence Dr. Tom Hanchett

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Dr. Tom Hanchett joins Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as its first Historian-in-Residence.   Charlotte Mecklenburg Library welcomes its first-ever Historian-in-Residence, Dr. Tom Hanchett, who on July 1, 2019 begins a 12-month residence. Hanchett, a community historian in Charlotte, will serve as a...

How Charlotte Mecklenburg Library reached northern Mecklenburg County

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The opening of the renovated North County Regional Library last month marks another milestone in the history of library services in northern Mecklenburg County. A brief history of Huntersville Huntersville, the town that the North County Regional Library branch serves, is a historic area of...

A history of baseball in Charlotte

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It’s August, and from radios in cars to TVs in restaurants comes the sound of baseball – the buzz of the crowd, the call of a vendor, the crack of the bat. In the 300 block of South Graham St., the wall of BB&T BallPark runs right along the sidewalk. Four images are painted on it in...

Blood strangers: How one woman found family with help from the Carolina Room

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September was Family History Month, but the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room offers access to historical and genealogical resources all year long. In celebration of discovering family ties, Carolina Room staff interviewed Sue Abbate, a family history researcher, who used Carolina Room librarians...

Charlotte - Home of Lance Cracker’s Peanut Butter Sandwich

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Did you know that the famous peanut butter sandwich was accidentally created by Philip Lance in Charlotte, North Carolina? In 1913, Mr. Lance, a coffee salesman, purchased 500 pounds of peanuts for one of his customers. When the shipment arrived, the customer had no use for them anymore. Lance did...

The Queen around Crown Town

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By now, you’ve probably seen images of Queen Charlotte plastered across Charlotte Mecklenburg Library social media accounts. The Queen, who arrived in her city-namesake in September 2019, has been on the move since she got here. While her presence has taken the city by storm, it’s also left many...

A history of Native Americans in North Carolina

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Did you know that November is Native American History Month? Keep reading for a brief history on Native Americans in North Carolina and learn how the tribes made their way to the “Tar Heel” state. Map of Native American Tribes in North Carolina Paleoindian Period The oldest Native American cultural...

Summer diets aside, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (originally known as “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies”) were invented by Ruth Wakefield circa 1938. Aside from being recognized as the creator of this delicious treat, Wakefield is also known for running the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts...

Moonday + 50 years

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On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts became the first humans to set foot on the moon. That was 50 years ago. For nine days in the month of July, 1969, the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County followed the Apollo 11 Mission with breathless attention. Like other Americans, they knew this...

Why is Charlotte called the Queen City?

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Charlotte, North Carolina, was first settled after colonists made their way down the Great Wagon Road. Northern colonies in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia had become crowded, so settlers went south to seek religious and economic freedom, as well as to take advantage of...

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