The Levine Museum of the New South today announced the launch of a new initiative, Access History, to help bring Charlotte’s history and culture to life for children and families. Access History will offer interactive and educational opportunities to help families learn about the local community through history. The initiative also expands access to Charlotte’s underserved communities through reduced admissions prices.
“As parents and caregivers look for entertaining experiences for their families this summer, we encourage them to bring their children to Levine Museum of the New South to discover our city’s rich history,” said Kathryn Hill, Levine Museum President and CEO. “History is essential to creating informed citizens. Our new programs will inspire children to deepen their understanding of our community’s past – and help build its future.”
The Museum’s kid-friendly programs will explore Southern, post-Civil War history. Scavenger hunts will help families engage with the Museum’s core exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, highlighting significant events in the Piedmont region since 1865. Family tree and personal history workshops will encourage families to study their own roots. Interactive performances with poets, dancers and storytellers will connect children with art and history.
“While thousands of children throughout Charlotte participate in arts and cultural activities, there are many who simply cannot afford these experiences. Our goal is to break down these barriers with Access History,” said Hill.
In addition to new programming, the Museum will offer reduced admissions starting July 1, which include:
- $2 admission for EBT (electronic benefit transfer) and WIC (Women, Infants and children) recipients, with a maximum cost of $10 per qualifying family
- A maximum admissions fee of $30 for all families of 10 or less
- 50 percent off admissions every Sunday
Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, on the corner of Seventh and College Streets, Levine Museum is one block from the Lynx Light Rail, ImaginOn and many family-friendly restaurants. The Museum validates parking to Seventh Street Station Parking Deck.
More information about upcoming children’s programs is available at www.museumofthenewsouth.org.
About Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive museum housing the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern history. Through the award-winning exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, changing galleries and complementing programs, the Museum tells the stories of the diverse people who have reinvented and shaped the region since 1865. Over 50,000 people visit the Museum each year, including 10,000 students who enrich their understanding of North Carolina history and enhance critical thinking skills through their experience at the Museum.