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At-Home History! (4/14/2020) - At-Home History! Stuck at home and looking for something fun AND educational to do with your kids? Or have you always wanted to document your own family’s history and share it with your relatives? Do you have a lot of old family artifacts and papers that you don’t know what to do with? If so, … Continue reading At-Home History!
At-Home History – Keeping a Quarantine Journal (4/20/2020) -             Historians love diaries and journals. Reading first-hand accounts of historical events brings the past sharply into the present, and allows researchers a glimpse into what daily life was like for individuals who lived through history. In the future, historians will likely use journals, music, art, essays, and poetry to better understand how people experienced … Continue reading At-Home History – Keeping a Quarantine Journal
At-Home History – Panning for Gold! (4/16/2020) - Cabarrus County is truly rich with history! Did you know that the first gold discovered in America was found right here in Cabarrus County? Below is a lesson on the discovery of gold in North Carolina and a fun activity you can do with your kids or grandkids, either exploring or at home!
COVID-19 Update (3/16/2020) - In light of the current situation with COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Concord Museum and its offices from March 16th through Friday, March 27th with a tentative reopening date of Monday, March 30th. Our March 24th Cabarrus Genealogy Society Meeting has also been postponed. Our museum visitors and members … Continue reading COVID-19 Update
Come Celebrate 80 Years With Us! (4/1/2019) - Join us for a historical evening at the Concord branch of the Cabarrus County Library. The Concord Museum is celebrating our 80th Birthday in 2019 and we invite you to join us as we kickoff that celebration during our 2019 Annual Meeting! The meeting at the library is free to attend! Jim Ramseur is our … Continue reading Come Celebrate 80 Years With Us!
Now on Display at the Concord Museum! (3/6/2019) - Now Open! A history mystery! The Mecklenburg Declaration is one of the most divisive documents in North Carolina history. No original evidence of the paper survives which shrouds the document in more mystery. Even Thomas Jefferson and John Adams argued over the document, with Jefferson famously calling the it “spurious”. Jefferson argued that if the document … Continue reading Now on Display at the Concord Museum!
Come Celebrate the Holidays with us! (11/5/2018) - Come celebrate the Holidays with us! Christmas in Cabarrus takes us back in time with vintage toys from Blackwelder’s Toyland of Concord, historic images from classic Concord Christmas parades, Christmas decorations from around the county, and Christmas cards sent from Servicemen to the Concord Canteen during World War II.
Free Concert! Cabarrus County’s historical societies present Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody (7/27/2018) - Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc., in partnership with Kannapolis History Associates and Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society, will be hosting the Charlotte Symphony for a night to celebrate the history of North Carolina mill villages and their people, brought to life through music and video. The event is FREE and open to the public. Mill Village: A Piedmont … Continue reading Free Concert! Cabarrus County’s historical societies present Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody
Dr. L. Allen Dobson|73 and Main restaurant awarded HCAs first annual Historic Preservation Award (5/27/2018) - Celebrating Preservation in Mount Pleasant by Ashley Sedlak-Propst Tuesdays are not typically considered eventful nights. Most people are ready to get off work and spend a relaxing evening at home. On Tuesday, May 8th, Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. celebrated our 2018 Annual Meeting at 73 and Main Restaurant in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina.  Over 100 … Continue reading Dr. L. Allen Dobson|73 and Main restaurant awarded HCAs first annual Historic Preservation Award
Now on Display at the Concord Museum (3/15/2018) - Opening on February 20th, 2018 World War I was known by many names, the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars. The Great War began in Europe in 1914 and escalated on a global scale, with battles being fought in Europe, Africa, and Asia. An estimated 70 million military … Continue reading Now on Display at the Concord Museum
WWI Exhibit coming to the Concord Museum (2/12/2018) - Coming Soon to the Concord Museum and The Cabarrus County Veterans Museum “Over There and Back Home: Cabarrus County and the War to End All Wars” Opening on February 20th, 2018 World War I was known by many names, the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars. The Great … Continue reading WWI Exhibit coming to the Concord Museum
Volunteer Recruitment Drive (2/11/2018) - Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. is looking for a few good volunteers! Summer is coming up faster than you think and The Concord Museum is expecting large numbers of visitors to be coming to downtown Concord. Docents/Volunteers of Historic Cabarrus Association will greet visitors, keep a daily visitor count, and be responsible for handling sales at … Continue reading Volunteer Recruitment Drive
First Event of 2018! (1/16/2018) - Join us on Tuesday, January 9th, 7 p.m. at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. SE for a fun and informative presentation on the role the Carolinas played in the American Revolution. This event is free and open to the public. When: Tuesday January 9th, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. Where: Cabarrus County Senior … Continue reading First Event of 2018!
“Number Please” Now On Display at the Concord Museum (9/26/2017) - The Concord Museum will be opening on August 15th with their newest exhibit, “Hold the Phone” 120 Years of Progress: The Story of the Concord Telephone Company. The exhibit features artifacts, documents, and photographs from Historic Cabarrus Association’s Concord Telephone Company collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to view and interact with a visual timeline … Continue reading “Number Please” Now On Display at the Concord Museum
2017 Annual Fundraiser (8/14/2017) - Please Join Us for our 2017 Annual Fundraiser, October 14th The Historic J.M. Odell house Boasting a blend of Italianate and Second Empire architectural styles, the John Milton Odell house stands as a shining example of downtown Concord’s architectural legacy. The house has been lovingly restored by current resident Richard Milan, who has generously opened … Continue reading 2017 Annual Fundraiser