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Preservation and Pints Annual Fundraiser on November 4th

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Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. will be hosting their Annual Fundraiser, Preservation and Pints, at Cabarrus Brewing Company on Friday November 4th.

Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ will be catering the event with a large array of delicious BBQ pork, chicken, and sides and Cabarrus Brewing Company will provide local beer and wine.

There will be a cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. After dinner, the entertainment will continue into the evening as KanePunch Comedy will lead the crowd with History-themed Trivia! Brush up on your American, North Carolina, and Cabarrus County history and be prepared to laugh and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.

Come out and support Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc.’s local preservation efforts with Preservation and Pints! Tickets are $75 per person and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Ashley Sedlak-Propst at 704-920-2465 or email

Treasured Teachers Exhibit now on Display!

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Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 6.43.13 PM“Class” is in session! The Concord Museum is pleased to announce that our newest exhibit, Treasured Teachers, is open. This exhibit focuses on the educators and innovators of Cabarrus County who inspired generations of students, from elementary school to their college days.

Treasured Teachers will run from August 19, 2016 through January 20, 2017 at the Concord Museum.

Join Us for Art Walk this Friday!

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Historic Cabarrus is proud to announce that our newest exhibit, Steeples in the Countryside, will be celebrating its opening during Art Walk, Friday June 17th.

The exhibit highlights six of the earliest churches of Cabarrus County, many dating back to before the founding of the county. Several artifacts and images from Historic Cabarrus Association’s archives will be on display, including a rare American Colonial period Bible and an 1851 Family Bible. On loan from First Presbyterian Church are a series of watercolor prints of all five First Presbyterian church buildings.

Art Walk runs from 6-9 p.m. Many downtown shops, galleries, and businesses will be open for the event. The Concord Museum is located in the Historic Courthouse at 65 Union Street South.

The First Rosa documentary screening

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Historic Cabarrus hosted a free screening of the documentary film The First Rosa on Thursday, April 7th. The evening was a resounding success and we enjoyed spending the evening with everyone who attended!

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HistoryCabarrus to keep up to date on all of our events and upcoming exhibits!

Free Documentary Screening at the Davis Theater

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Save the Date: April 7th, 2016

5:30 p.m. at the Davis Theater, The Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse, 65 Union Street South, Concord, NC 28025

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Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. along with Grace Lutheran Church and with support from the Office of National Missions of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod will be hosting a free screening of the movie The First Rosa on Thursday, April 7th beginning at 5:30 at the Davis Theater in the Historic Courthouse downtown Concord.

The documentary film follows the life and work of Rosa Young, an African American woman who became an educator and missionary for the Lutheran church in the American South. With a passion for helping others, educating children and sharing the Gospel, she was instrumental in founding and promoting 30 Lutheran elementary schools and 35 Lutheran congregations in Alabama’s “Black Belt.”

There will be a reception with refreshments prior to the film screening and a Q&A with Reverend Donald Anthony and Mrs. Vernie King. Mrs. King met and worked with Rosa Young in Alabama during her mission work.

Upcoming Exhibit at The Concord Museum

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Save the Date! January 19th, 2016

In January the Concord Museum will be reopening for the New Year with a brand new exhibit.

Education for All: The Rosenwald Schools of Cabarrus County will focus on schools funded by Julius Rosenwald of Sears, Roebuck, and Company for the education of African American students. 767 total schools were built in North Carolina through the Rosenwald Fund, and 10 of those schools were located within Cabarrus County.

The exhibit will highlight the known Rosenwald Schools in Cabarrus County with particular focus on their building and their impact on the communities they served.

The exhibit will be on display through March 11, 2016.

Book Signing At the Concord Museum

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The Concord Museum is pleased to announce that we will be hosting local author Michael Eury for a book signing on December 18 from 4-7 p.m. The event will be held in the Historic Courthouse downtown Concord and everyone is invited to attend!

Michael will be signing and talking about his newest book, Legendary Locals of Cabarrus County. The book celebrates citizens who have had a crucial impact on the community of Cabarrus County.


Many of his other books will also be for sale that evening. There will be a wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception during the event.

We look forward to seeing you Downtown!

A Special Thank You
We would like to say thank you to the following sponsors for their generosity and continued support.