Passport to the Queen City is a year long program at Charlotte Museum of History that enables us to learn more about the many people who make up Charlotte’s unique cultural landscape. Throughout the year, participants will:
• Encourage the continued development of courage, empathy, and compassion
• become better prepared to be successful in a multicultural world by learning cultural relativity and sensitivity
• cultivate critical thinking and leadership skills necessary for an informed, engaged, and empowered community
• develop new skills including the ability to synthesize and evaluate information all while making new friends
• build civic pride in Charlotte’s rich history
Kids ages 5 to 12 can pick up a CMH Passport to Charlotte at the Museum. They will receive stamps for each program they attend, with most of the programs being offered free of charge. Upon completing 75% of the passport, kids will receive a CMH prize celebrating our diverse global city.
It’s free with museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $7 for kids 6-17, and free for kids under 6 and for Museum members. Admission is $7 for senior citizens and $5 for military members.
The next Passport to the Queen City program:
Holidays at the Homesite
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Free with admission
The Charlotte Museum of History celebrates the holidays with a special afternoon program for children and families on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event features activities from a variety of holiday traditions, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza.
The afternoon includes:
- Holiday-themed tours of the 1774 Rock House, the oldest home in Mecklenburg County.
- Make your own decorative candle holder. Candles feature heavily in many cultures’ holiday traditions and were an important part of winter in the American Colonies.
- Christmas carols performed by the Aldersgate Ensemble.
- A reading and book signing by local author Landis Wade, whose trilogy of Christmas-themed legal dramas are suited for young adults and anyone else looking for a feel-good holiday read.
Here are the Passport to the Queen City programs for 2019:
January: ASC Connect with Culture
When: Stay Tuned!
February: African American History Day
February 23rd, 2019
March: India, Oceania, and Southeast Asia
March 9th, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am
April: Earth Day Celebration
April 27th, 2019 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May: Middle East
May 11th, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am
June: Germany and the Queen City
June 22nd, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am
July: Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony
July 4th, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm