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Exhibits

The war between the United States and Mexico (1846-1848) showed that Mecklenburgers had not lost their sense of leadership in the state. The...

The book, 38th Evac by LeGette Blythe, compiled from letters written to family members at home, is an account of the contribution to patient care...

Published by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in 1992. The book, now out of print, is made up of photographs donated by...

This online exhibit displays content from An African American Album, Volume 2, a CD-ROM published by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in...

Reverend Billy Graham looks back at special memories of his childhood. The son of a dairy farmer, he lived near the present-day intersection of...

This fascinating online exhibit offers an index of local cemeteries, a directory of local funeral homes, and information about local stone cutters...

Eve of the New Century is a Charlotte Mecklenburg Story feature that highlights the news and concerns of the community in 1899 as noted in the...

Many of the phenomenal changes that have taken place in Charlotte over the past 40 years have been captured by Charlotte Observer photographers...

Charlotte's population was only 7,094 people in 1880. Look up local families, businesses and view ads.

An exhibit that explores the legacy of this city throughout its many changes.

Over 100 years ago, in January of 1891, a group of prominent Charlotte citizens gathered at the Law Library on North Church Street. Their intent...

Begin your Civil War research by reading Dr. J. B. Alexander's list of companies of Mecklenburg County Confederate soldiers. Hear the Rebel yell,...

Comprised of photographs and letters written to and from Jane “Jeanie” Wilkes, her husband, John “Jack” Wilkes, as well as extended families and...

Genealogists often assume a spouse died, when second families are created. Other couples married and divorced twice. Search by name the...

Don Martin (1919-1999) worked for the Tom Franklin Studio and the Charlotte News, after serving at Camp Butner in north central North Carolina....

An in-depth look at Mecklenburg's involvement in "the war to end all wars". Includes personal accounts, online books, virtual tours and image...

Dr. Annie Lowrie Alexander (1864-1929) was the first licensed woman physician to practice in North Carolina. Born in the final years of the Civil...

When World War II ended in 1945, many of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina’s servicemen came home, but over eight hundred could not...

A photographic exhibit of the Highland Park Mill community from the collections of Mrs. Lois Moore Yandle.

The Carolina Room map collection includes a wide variety of items including NC Sanborn insurance maps, flood and topographic maps. This unique...

Welcome to over 400 years of history at your fingertips. This timeline provides information about events significant to Charlotte and Mecklenburg...

Wonder what was going on locally while a war was being fought in many places in the world? Visit this site to learn more about the lives, times...

Hornets' Nest was published in 1961 by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Although now dated in its approach and lacking in...

Notices appearing in county newspapers before 1900. Providing information, from details on individuals, to business and neighborhoods, to the sale...

Mecklenburg County’s entry in the 1905 state directory of counties and towns, published every year by The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC.

Historical accounts of events celebrating the signing of the debated "Meck. Dec." Facts regarding the document are also presented, allowing...

Historically significant people of Mecklenburg County.

Learn all about the short-lived, depression era teams, owners and players that made up the Outlaw Carolina Baseball League.

Look back in time and explore the artistry of early Charlotte photographers in this exhibit. Many photographers are identified, with splendid...

Rose Leary Love's memoir of life in the lost Charlotte neighborhood of Brooklyn during the early twentieth century. Brooklyn, a city within a city...

Curiosity seekers and researchers alike can now locate thousands of historical photographs and postcards of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County...

These Charlotte Observer photographs offer a cheery, if blurry glimpse of the community's second annual St. Patrick's Day parade held on Saturday...

The library's collection of publications issued by schools within Mecklenburg County.

View an exhibit about Mecklenburg County, NC and the Spanish-American War, including a database of veterans who served, excerpts from an unknown...

Our time traveling website takes you to Charlotte, NC during the early 1900s. Discover what life was like over one hundred years ago.

Over 200 photographs of streets, homes, businesses, and public buildings in the year 2000. This exhibit gives viewers a look at what is the same,...