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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...

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...

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...

June is African American Music Appreciation Month!  

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Originally coined Black Music Month, the commemoration was conceived by black music moguls Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Ed Wright in the 1970s and initiated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. The holiday was later renamed African American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack...

How July 2 almost became Independence Day

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Yes, you read that right!   The legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. Lee made three main points, to include a...

Part II: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Mecklenburg Resolves

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(Already read Part II? Jump ahead to Part III.) NOTE: This post is part two in a four-part series that explores the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Click here to read part one. Eleven days after the adoption of the Mecklenburg Declaration, another document emerged called the Mecklenburg...

Part IV: Celebrating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence!

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NOTE: This is the final installment in a four-part series that explores the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Click accordingly to read parts one, two and three.  “The City of Charlotte has documented many celebrations of Meck Dec Day, with the first known celebration occurring in 1825. The...

Behind the Vault Doors: Midwood Elementary School scrapbook

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Midwood Elementary School was founded in 1934 and was located on 1817 Central Ave. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Midwood Elementary reached its prime years during the 1950s with 1,000 students enrolled. Several decades later in 1983, the school began to fall into disrepair and closed. After a 1985...

Part I: Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence real or fake?

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(Already read Part I? Jump ahead to Part II.) Part I: Background History “Meck Dec Day” is an annual celebration in Charlotte, North Carolina in observance of the alleged first declaration of independence against British rule. North Carolina’s flag even references the document's creation date, May...

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