Historic Rosedale Plantation
Christmas Candlelight Tours
Set aside one evening this holiday season for something a little different. Spend an evening experiencing the stillness, peace and inspiration of an age when Christmas was more simple. Enjoy a traditional candlelight tour. View stunning natural decorations in the glow of candlelight as you listen to period music. Explore the birth of an American Christmas at Historic Rosedale. Tickets at the door: $6 per adult; $4 per senior/student; 8 and under free when accompanied by parent; $15 per family.

December, 9, 2006      5:30pm - 8:00 pm

Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28206
Phone: 704-335-0325
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James K. Polk Memorial
Christmas Candlelight Tour
Program will feature holiday celebrations from the late 18th-century. Living history cooking demonstrations, live musket firings and holiday decorations will all be a part of this wonderful celebration. Come out and tour the historic area by candlelight! Fee charged: $2 for adults, $1 for children 5-15, under 5 free

December, 9, 2006      5:00pm - 9:00pm

James K. Polk Memorial
308 South Polk Street
Pineville NC 28134
Phone: 704-889-7145
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Historic Rosedale Plantation
Christmas Candlelight Tours
Set aside one evening this holiday season for something a little different. Spend an evening experiencing the stillness, peace and inspiration of an age when Christmas was more simple. Enjoy a traditional candlelight tour. View stunning natural decorations in the glow of candlelight as you listen to period music. Explore the birth of an American Christmas at Historic Rosedale. Tickets at the door: $6 per adult; $4 per senior/student; 8 and under free when accompanied by parent; $15 per family.

December, 10, 2006      5:30pm - 8:00 pm

Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28206
Phone: 704-335-0325
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Gaston County Museum of Art & History
Terrific Toddlers Tuesday
This program is geared towards preschoolers ages 1-4. Programs will vary each month (always occurring the 4th Tuesday of each month) but will always relate back to art or history and may include a story, art project, craft, song, or tour of a part of the museum. Parents, grandparents and others are invited to stay with their youngster and enjoy time in the museum as well. The program will begin at 10:00 AM and conclude by 11:00 AM - just in time to get home for lunch and nap time after a busy morning! The program is free to members at the family level and above. For all other participants, the fee is $2 per child. For more information call the museum or visit our website. Come join us!

December, 26, 2006      10:00 am - 11:00 am, Fourth Tuesday of every month

Gaston County Museum of Art & History
131 West Main Street
Dallas NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-7681 24-Hour INFO-LINE 704-852-6025
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Gaston County Museum of Art & History
NEW EXHIBIT- From Barter to Banks: The American Economy
This exhibit explores the impact our economy has on our culture. In particular, it explores the various forms of money from colonial times to present, the rise and evolution of the banking system, and significant changes in the working of our economy. The exhibit is divided into six sections, the first Goldrush, the Great Depression, counterfeit currency, obsolete currency, alternate forms of wealth, banking history in Gaston County, and modern day currency. The exhibit features a large collection of obsolete currency from a local collector. Counterfeit notes and other materials relating to the investigation of counterfeiting loaned to us from the United States Secret Service. Gold mining paraphernalia from Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site. Other items include Depression era materials, and a stocked 1930s Mill store vignette.

March, 4, 2007      8/29/2006 - 3/4/2007, Regular Museum Hours

Gaston County Museum of Art & History
131 West Main Street
Dallas NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-7681 24-Hour INFO-LINE 704-852-6025
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Rural Hill Farm
Tartan Day
In recognition of the contributions made by the Scots and the Scotch-Irish to the development of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in March, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners issued a resolution proclaiming April 6 as Tartan Day and April as Scottish Heritage Month in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

April, 6, 2007      

Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
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Rural Hill Farm
Loch Norman Highland Games
The Loch Norman Highland Games, held each April on the slopes of Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, are one of the premiere events held in the metro Charlotte area. The Loch Norman Highland Games celebrates the heritage and culture of the Scottish immigrants who built Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. It is one of the largest weekend events in the Lake Norman area attracting some 10-15,000 visitors and participants each year

April, 20, 2007      

Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
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Rural Hill Farm
Loch Norman Highland Games
The Loch Norman Highland Games, held each April on the slopes of Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, are one of the premiere events held in the metro Charlotte area. The Loch Norman Highland Games celebrates the heritage and culture of the Scottish immigrants who built Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. It is one of the largest weekend events in the Lake Norman area attracting some 10-15,000 visitors and participants each year

April, 21, 2007      

Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
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Rural Hill Farm
Loch Norman Highland Games
The Loch Norman Highland Games, held each April on the slopes of Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, are one of the premiere events held in the metro Charlotte area. The Loch Norman Highland Games celebrates the heritage and culture of the Scottish immigrants who built Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. It is one of the largest weekend events in the Lake Norman area attracting some 10-15,000 visitors and participants each year

April, 22, 2007      

Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
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Historic Rosedale Plantation
Mother's Day Tea
A special treat for Mom, a tour of one of Charlotte's finest antebellum plantation homes, followed by tea in the gardens. Admission charged. All mothers get in free

May, 13, 2007      1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p

Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28206
Phone: 704-335-0325
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Rural Hill Farm
Spirit of the Hornets Nest
Join us for the weekend as we recreate the events of the Battle of Cowan's Ford which took place during that important time in America's struggle for Independence. You will have the opportunity to walk through the camps and experience the sites and smells of camp life in both British and American armies. Visit with the soldiers and find out what life was like as a soldier in the army in 1781. There will be plenty of activities and exhibits for everyone to enjoy which will include: Colonial Games Student Militia Craftsmen and Artisans (Blacksmithing, basket making, candle making, cooking, weaving, carpentry) Colonial Merchandise Vendors Guest Speakers and Book Signings Rural Hill Farm-Museum and Exhibits Are Open Battle Reenactments Saturday and Sunday

May, 19, 2007      

Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
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Rural Hill Farm
Spirit of the Hornets Nest
Join us for the weekend as we recreate the events of the Battle of Cowan's Ford which took place during that important time in America's struggle for Independence. You will have the opportunity to walk through the camps and experience the sites and smells of camp life in both British and American armies. Visit with the soldiers and find out what life was like as a soldier in the army in 1781. There will be plenty of activities and exhibits for everyone to enjoy which will include: Colonial Games Student Militia Craftsmen and Artisans (Blacksmithing, basket making, candle making, cooking, weaving, carpentry) Colonial Merchandise Vendors Guest Speakers and Book Signings Rural Hill Farm-Museum and Exhibits Are Open Battle Reenactments Saturday and Sunday

May, 19, 2007      

Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
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Historic Rosedale Plantation
Father's Day Event
Fathers and their children are invited to join us at Rosedale for a game of Town Ball, the forefunner of Baseball. Admission charged. All fathers are free.

June, 17, 2007      1:00p, 2:00p, 3:00p

Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28206
Phone: 704-335-0325
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Afro-American Cultural Center
The AACC Shotgun House
Deeded to the Afro-American Cultural Center in 1986, the shotgun houses, built during the late 1890s, were originally located in the former Third Ward neighborhood called "Blandville."  One house is now fully furnished with 1940’s period furniture and open to the public. Admission: $5.00 ~ Sundays Free                                               

January, 1, 2009      Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM - Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM

Afro-American Cultural Center
401 North Myers Street
Charlotte NC 28202
Phone: 704-374-1565
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