Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Aprons and food trucks at the Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History may be closed, but it's not forgotten. The museum plans to be open Sept. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. for a special night. Museum admission will be free; you can tour the Hezekiah Alexander House for $5 (that's free for museum members).

Customed docents will give a special tour focusing on the lives of the Alexander family in the evening. The sun goes down around 7:30, so visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights for that part.

A few other things planned: There will be food trucks on the premises, there will be representatives of other historic sites in the area, and the museum gift shop will be open with everything 50 percent off.

This will also be one more chance to see the special exhibit "Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections," before it travels to its next venue.

The museum suspended public operations temporarily in May while it restructures. But the grounds are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday with a cell phone tour available.

For details on the special event, A Night at the Alexanders, and the Aprons exhibit, go to or


Anonymous said...

Food trucks are a fad! Soulless Charlotte will be all about them.