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

Nominate A Project: 2014 Preservation Awards

Historic Charlotte will host its 14th annual Blast for the Past Preservation Awards on October 15, 2014, at the Charlotte Museum of History. 
Blast for the Past is Historic Charlotte’s biggest event of the year, celebrating restoration and renovation projects in the greater Charlotte region that exemplify the best of preservation 
practices. This year’s awards will fall into two categories: Residential Preservation and Public/Commercial Preservation. 
For more information about the nomination process or about attending, sponsoring, or publicizing Blast for the Past, please email us at or download the Call for Nominations or Press Release.

To receive a complete nomination package please register your interest using the preliminary nomination form. Complete nominations are due by 5 pm on Sept. 5, 2014.

We welcome corporate and individual sponsors. Please see our Sponsorship Agreement for information about sponsorship levels and sponsor benefits.

Thanks to the sponsors who have agreed to sponsor Blast 2014 so far:


       Charlotte Museum of History


               Childress Klein

                Balfour Beatty

        Integra Realty Resources

             Stone Restoration


     AlliedBarton Security Services




          Choate Construction

              Diane Althouse


 Navarro Communications Consulting

                 Neel Ellison

                Sodoma Law

               Vrettos Pappas


2014 Blast for the Past Committee

Chairperson – Diane Althouse

Awards Committee – Emily Makas

Event Committee – Neel Ellison

Public Relations – Shep Reynolds

Sponsorship – John Kincheloe

Additional Committee Members:

Jeff Ahrens

Jodie Herrmann

Janet Johnson

Jon Kelly

Azra Makas

Mary Beth Navarro

Julie Smith

Hunt Werner

Historic Home Tour

The Historic Home Tour is an opportunity to take a look inside some of the best preserved, restored, and rehabbed homes showcasing Charlotte’s array of classic residential architecture. The tour may focus on a building style like Craftsman bungalow or mid-century modern, or it may center on a history-steeped neighborhood. Last spring, Historic Charlotte enthusiasts enjoyed Mad About Modern, a tour of local homes presented to highlight the importance of preserving Charlotte’s mid-century modern architecture. These homes exemplify the movement that swept the U.S. and Europe when modern thinking revolutionized art, architecture, and technology. Mid-century modern homes were designed around the idea of functional beauty and feature sleek lines, open floor plans, natural materials and space-age styling.

Spring 2014 - Charlotte Neighborhoods Series

Historic Charlotte invites you to explore and discuss Charlotte's neighborhood histories. This series of free events will highlight the Brooklyn, Biddleville, Plaza Midwood and NoDa neighborhoods. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South, will give an opening lecture and then lead each walking tour. Please visit for information on where to meet. The event is sponsored by The Charlotte Museum of History and presented in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South, Johnson C. Smith University and Historic Charlotte.

Walking Tour Schedule

April 4        Opening Lecture and Reception
April 12      Walking tour of Biddleville
April 25      Walking tour of Plaza Midwood
May 2        Walking tour of NoDa