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Opening Reception: October 8, 2015
7:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Guests will enjoy music from the Mannish Boys as well as appetizers, beer and wine!
Tickets: FREE to members, $5 to the public
Exhibit Opens to the public October 9, 2015
Experience local photographer Daniel Coston’s travels over the last twenty years including the people and artists that he photographed along the way. A music lover who was inspired by musicians and artists he met, Coston decided to hit the road with his camera and tell their story through pictures. Along the way, he worked with legends like Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers, along with hundreds of the biggest names in music.
On The Way To Here is the largest collection to date of Coston’s work, including photos taken across the US, England, Iceland, and back to Charlotte for the 2012 DNC Convention. The show will also feature insight from Coston about his subjects, and what his photography work has meant to him.
Coston’s work with the Charlotte Observer allowed him to document the changing scenes of North Carolina society and provided an additional outlet for his prolific work ethic. His work has also been used on several TV networks and featured in nearly every major publication in the US and Europe.
The Charlotte Museum of History is hosting a
MEC DEC DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC
Tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site $5.00
Children’s Craft Activities – Free
Mec Dec Lap Book with the Mecklenburg Junior Historians Club
Animals of the Carolina Backcountry
1:00 p.m. NC Humanities Council Road Scholar Program – Free
Randell Jones, “Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain”
Enjoy the fascinating history of the Carolina and Virginia overmountain men who fought bravely and passionately to defeat the British at Kings Mountain in 1780. Randell Jones, author of Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain is a recipient of the 2006 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians and a past president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. He consults with the National Park Service on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
3:00 p.m. Scenes from “Shout Freedom!” by LeGette Blythe – Free
Selected scenes will be performed by the director and cast members of the drama, “Liberty Mountain.” “Shout Freedom!” tells the story of Mecklenburg’s Declaration of Independence
“Liberty Mountain” will be performed June 26-July 19 at Kings Mountain Little Theater in Kings Mountain