G.I.V.E. Member Submitted Event: Birthday Party for the Charlotte Museum of History!
You Are Invited to a Special Event!
Linda Lemmons is the P.R. & Media Chair for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter. They are partnering with the Charlotte Museum of History to celebrate our 125th Mecklenburg Chapter Birthday at The Charlotte Museum of History.
They are supporting the museum’s efforts to raise funds to restore the Kitchen House of the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander ‘Rock House’ through a fundraising auction, music, tasting plates, drinks, reenactors, and much more.
A Preview of the Party!
• See what a $75 Ticket will get you. • Mix and mingle with your friends and history • A Welcome Cocktail, the ‘1774 Mule” • A special labeled beer from Southern Range Brewing • Tasting Plates from Howard & Howard catering • Entertainment by Folk Musician Sam Wilson Morris • Historical Reenactors to entertain and answer questions about local history. • Tours of the Rock House & Herb Garden • Discover fun, creative, and locally donated auction items to bid on in a Live and Silent Auction.
Cash bar available
Invite your friends, family, businesses, and neighbors!!
Contact Linda @linda721 for questions, more details, or to get involved!
A Message from Shelly Kiker, Regent – Mecklenburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
The Mecklenburg Chapter in Charlotte is considered the “Mother Chapter” as the first in the state. To celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we will be hosting an event called a “Taste For History” on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC. We are raising funds to aid in the repair and restoration of the kitchen of the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Rock House. Hezekiah Alexander was a signer of the Meck Dec and a framer of NC’s first Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Rock House is the oldest home in Mecklenburg County and the last remaining structure of Charlotte’s rich Revolutionary history. The kitchen house is a reproduction of the original built around the original hearth. Records indicate that the original kitchen burned to the ground at least twice.
In 1949, our Chapter along with six others, raised funds to begin the restoration of the Rock House. The reproduction kitchen was designed and built during this project. So many decades later, the kitchen is in need of repair and restoration itself.
Through ticket sales, sponsorships, a silent auction and a live auction, we hope to raise funds to help the kitchen house once again be part of the programs offered by the Museum including children’s educational programs and colonial cooking demonstrations.