Events

You can demonstrate your support of historic preservation by participating in Historic Charlotte’s major annual advocacy and fundraising events.

The Mid-Century Modern Home Tour is back!

 

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Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

 

As Bradley Quinn in his monograph of Mid-century design illustrates, “Mid-century homes were inhabited by a new generation of Americans, who altered their expectations of the home as they grew to appreciate novel types of living spaces and the landscapes surrounding them.” The new homes based on early-twentieth Century modernist principles celebrated the advent of high-tech, labor-saving appliances and an appreciation of space and materials for their true beauty over visual noise.  The result was a uniquely American style: Mid-Century Modern.

 

Tour Includes: 5 homes + 2 condominiums +  2 church sanctuaries

 

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 

 

Time: Homes open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tour at your own pace!

 

Where: South Park and Myers Park, Charlotte. Check back soon as we will announce the tour locations with history and details on each location!

 

Tickets: $25 in advance. $30 day-of.

 

T-shirt + Ticket Bundle: $40. We are offering a special price on a ticket bundled with t-shirt in advance of the tour. (Day of pricing will increase to $30 for ticket and $20 for t-shirt) 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Historic Charlotte!

An unexpected donation is coming from the Charlotte Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association!   Diane Althouse, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae and past Historic Charlotte Executive Director, nominated Historic Charlotte to be one of two local charities to benefit from the annual KKG dinner/auction fundraiser in April. Historic Charlotte was chosen from a large field of nominees for the great work they’ve done advocating for Historic Preservation in Charlotte over the last 20+ years.

 

In Fact, YOU are invited to join this fun evening and further support Historic Charlotte!  

 

Tickets are only $40 per person and it is great entertainment!

The theme is Gilligan's Island...Shipwrecked, a 3-Hour Tour.

Friday, April 17

7:00 pm

The Rooftop at the Residence Apartments

 

The venue is gorgeous  - with a great view of Uptown Charlotte. No doubt you'll love the Island Dinner.

 

There will be a silent and a live auction.

 

Prizes for the best costume!

Please contact Diane Althouse for a printed invitation:  dianealt@bellsouth.net