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Below is a list of programs that are available at no charge to any interested organization.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a program or if you would like to find out more about this service. We design new programs all the time, so you may request a topic in Charlotte Mecklenburg History, and we will tell you if our resources will support it.




  • Are You Stumped? 
  • Digging for Roots
  • Genealogy 101: Getting Started
  • Genealogy on the Internet




  • Business History of Charlotte
  • Carolina Outlaw Baseball League
  • Carolina Pirates!
  • Charlotte at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • Charlotte: How We Used to Look
  • Historic Gardens of the Carolinas from the Colonial Period to the 20th Century
  • The Lost Colony
  • Mecklenburg County in the Revolutionary War
  • Mecklenburg County Poor House and County Home, 1830-1970
  • The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: Our Tradition
  • Native Americans of the Carolina Piedmont
  • Reconstruction in Charlotte (1865-1877): Two Men, Two Views
  • They Came to Carolina: Colonial Migration



  • A Lifetime of Service: The Story of Dr. Annie Alexander
  • Harry Golden: Activist & Journalist
  • Jane Wilkes: Visionary for Hospital Care


  • Camp Greene, 1917-1919
  • Development of Plaza-Midwood
  • Myers Park Neighborhood
  • Who is Sharon? Naming Charlotte’s Streets
  • The Charlotte Mint: Its History and Significance


How-to Programs


  • Conducting an Oral History
  • "Don't Throw That Away! When I Downsize, This Goes to the Carolina Room."
  • Historic Preservation 101
  • Online Auctions (i.e., eBay)
  • Preserving Family Papers & Photographs
  • Researching Your Neighborhood History

The Carolina Room is located in the Main Library of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system. 

310 N. Tryon St.

Charlotte, NC  28202

704-416-0150 tel.