Curious about how the Queen City came to be? Here, the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room makes an introduction to Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Midwood Elementary reached its prime in the 1950s. Several decades later, the school began to fall into disrepair and closed, but in 1985 seventy workers brought Midwood Elementary back up to code in a speedy three days, changing the trajectory of the school and what it meant to the community forever.
Baseball season is upon us, but do you know the history of the Charlotte games or leagues? Here's a starting point with tales of Charlotte's baseball past from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room.
Chocolate Chip Cookies are an American staple. But, do you know why? In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room team dishes about the history of this sweet treat.
Saturday, July 20 marked 50 years since two American astronauts became the first humans to walk on the moon.
Did you know that Independence Day was almost celebrated on July 2? This piece explores the history of American independence.
For many Americans, July 4 is synonymous with Independence Day. However, in one North Carolina county, Independence Day comes early, on May 20 to be exact.
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 Obama in 2009.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is proud to be a part of Charlotte SHOUT! to celebrate art, music, food and ideas in Uptown April 29 – May 11.