View Family Showcase:   Edgar Lee Johnson
Submitted by:   Marilyn Jones, Charlotte, NC
 

CMH & The Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

The Charlotte Museum of History serves as both the physical home and a valued partner to Olde Meck. The museum was recently featured on the Trail of History series on our local Public Television channel. The program described the importance of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite and the many other resources available through the museum. We think you would enjoy viewing the video to discover more about what this local treasure has to offer.
 
"On this Trail of History, we explore the oldest house in Mecklenburg County, a rock house that you can still walk into. The Hezekiah Alexander Homesite takes us back to 1774. We’ll also show you how the Charlotte Museum of History is redefining itself to best serve the region by making our history relevant, engaging and timely."  --- PBS Charlotte
 

WWI 100-Year Armistice Event (Nov 9)

Make plans to attend a special event Olde Meck is hosting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice. On Friday, November 9, Ellouise Schoettler, a professional storyteller, will tell the touching tale of her great uncle, John Walter Cobb, Jr., who fought and died in France just days before the Armistice. Originally from Charlotte, Sergeant Cobb was buried in France, but will be honored with a special cenotaph stone in Elmwood Cemetery.

 

Ellouise has been telling stories for twenty-five years and will relate this narrative from the perspective of the Cobb's mother, Mary Louise, a Gold Star Mother who went to France to visit his grave. A variety of WWI memorabilia will also be on display during this special evening, including the silk flag given to Mary.

 

Note – This event will be held at Aldersgate at 7:00 pm. on November 9. Tickets are $10 and are available from Olde Meck by mail or at the door. Pick up your pre-ordered tickets at the door when you arrive. All proceeds benefit Olde Meck projects.

Family Stories Writing Group Workshop

The Olde Meck Writing Group has gotten off to a great start!
Image result for free clipart journal writingDo you want to preserve your family stories for future generations but don't know where to start? Come to the Olde Meck Family Research Center on Thursday afternoons (12:00 noon to 2:00 pm) and join with others who have the same goal. We'll share our stories, provide constructive comments, and generally encourage each other to begin this worthwhile process that we've all been putting off.
 
This group is free for all Olde Meck members AND you can bring a friend. No RSVP is needed. Please come any Thursday you can.
 

What to bring:

  • Memoir writers: pictures of yourself at various ages.
  • Ancestor writers: clippings or timeline or pictures of your taret ancestor.
  • Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.
For more details, take a look at Genealogy Family Stories Writing Group.


October 14
Tar Heel Discoveries
Tar Heel Discoveries 14-19 October 2018 State Archives of North Carolina & Government and Heritage Library, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, NC Operated by Diane L. Richard and Vickie P. Young Introducing: Tar Heel Discoveries - Guided North Carolina Genealogical ...
October 17
Charlotte’s Got History
Charlotte’s Got History, Wednesday, October 17 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in the Library, Second Floor Atrium, at the Central Piedmont Community College Central Campus. Free and open to the public. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Charlotte’s founding. The ...
October 26
Francis Marion Symposium
Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, Symposium, Friday, October 26 from 2 to 8:30 pm and Saturday, October 27 from 9 am to 8:30 pm, Manning, SC. History buffs and Francis Marion admirers are invited to the 16th annual Francis Marion/Swamp ...
October 27
Francis Marion Symposium
Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, Symposium, Friday, October 26 from 2 to 8:30 pm and Saturday, October 27 from 9 am to 8:30 pm, Manning, SC. History buffs and Francis Marion admirers are invited to the 16th annual Francis Marion/Swamp ...
November 14
Tales From Norra Solberga
The October Olde Meck meeting will feature our own Jeff High, who will present a program on techniques for uncovering old stories that our ancestors from long ago used to tell. Jeff will use his own prolific Swedish genealogy to illustrate ...