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Free Documentary Screening at the Davis Theater

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


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

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!

Kick Start the Holidays Tonight at Art Walk!

The Concord Museum will be open during Downtown Concord’s Art Walk this evening, 6-9 p.m. The Art Walk is held in conjunction with the city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be beautiful art to view in many of the shops and galleries in Downtown Concord and plenty of family-friendly holiday activities to participate in.

We look forward to seeing you Downtown tonight!


First Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Historic Cabarrus would like to thank all those who participated in our First Annual Fundraiser Dinner!

The dinner was held on October 17th at the home of Margaret and Barney West.

The historic home was built circa 1928 by Charles A. Cannon and Ruth Coltrane Cannon. Charles A. Cannon was the son of James W. Cannon, the founder of Cannon Mills, and served as the President of Cannon Mills from 1921 to the 1960s. Margaret West is the granddaughter of Charles and Ruth Coltrane Cannon.

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event a success! 

Shoe Show

Bank of North Carolina

Concord Printing Company

Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships

Uwharrie Bank

Duke Energy

Morrison Brothers Building Center

Lori Clay and Premium Power Systems, Inc. 

New Exhibit Commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

The Concord Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, Coming Home/Moving Forward: The End of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and its Impact: 1865-Present.

Coming Home/Moving Forward commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the conclusion of the American Civil War. Using Reconstruction as a focal point, this exhibit invites visitors to explore new conflicts faced by the United States as soldiers returned home and the reunited nation moved forward.

The exhibit showcases artifacts brought home with Cabarrus County soldiers, including a star from General Robert E. Lee’s battle flag that was presented to Corporal Isaac Newton Pharr by Lee himself. On loan to the museum is Mr. Joe Benkendorf’s personal collection of Union and Confederate buttons, bullets, and various artifacts from battlefields across the Southeast.

Political cartoons and newspaper headlines underscore the impact of the war on African Americans and show the steps, both positive and negative, that the nation took towards reconciliation and restoration. Particular focus is paid to the formation of Scotia Seminary in Concord and its importance for the education of young African American women in the South following the war.

The Concord Museum invites you to join us as we look back on the war that changed the face of a nation and consider how far we’ve moved forward in the past 150 years.

The exhibit will be on display at The Concord Museum through December 23rd, 2015.

2015 Annual Meeting

Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc.

WHAT: 2015 Annual Meeting
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Honorable Judge Clarence E. Horton, Jr.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
             6pm Social Hour
             6:45pm Annual Meeting in the Davis Theatre
             8:00pm Dinner at Union Street Bistro
WHERE: Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse
                65 Union Street, S., Concord, NC
COST:  $40 per person
RSVP:  By Friday, May 8th to 704-920-2465