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Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21
Loch Norman Highland Games  (Local Events)
Historic Rural Hill
The Loch Norman Highland Games is a traditional Scottish festival that takes place annually at Historic Rural Hill, located near the shores of Lake Norman. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event.
The festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture through a variety of events, activities, and competitions. Visitors can enjoy traditional Scottish music and dance performances, as well as athletic competitions such as caber tossing, hammer throwing, and tug-of-war.
In addition to the athletic events, there are also cultural demonstrations, including Scottish food and drink, historical reenactments, and educational presentations about Scottish history and culture.
The Loch Norman Highland Games is known for its sense of community and inclusivity. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the events and competitions, and there are activities for all ages, including a children's area.
For tickets and camping passes go to 2024 Loch Norman Games.


Saturday, April 20
Charlotte History Festival: This is Meck  (Local Events)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte
Free Charlotte History Festival Featuring Local Artists, Live Music, Food & Beverages. 
 
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is turning 50 years old in 2024! Kick off the celebration at our first municipal park, Independence Park, at this Charlotte history festival.
In partnership with the Trail of History, this festival will feature history programming and education by local partners, community outreach organizations, performers, speakers, artists, food and beverages.



Wednesday, May 8
Monthly Meeting - Interpreting Handwriting - Alphabets, Abbreviations & Symbols  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
ONLINE - Via ZOOM
Have you ever come across a valuable document about one of your ancestors only to discover that you could not read the handwriting or interpret the symbols used? Join us to hear Margo Fariss Brewer  speak about handwriting from days past and how to interpret the language used in old documents.


Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18
2024 NGS Virtual Family History Conference  (Conferences)
Online
The theme for the 2024 National Genealogical Society Conference will be Expanding Possibilities. This conference will be virtual and will run from May 16-18, 2024. Sessions will be focused on innovation and finding new ways to solve problems in genealogy. Attendees can choose from dozens of new lectures for family history researchers at all levels by the nation’s premier genealogical speakers.
Look for more details in upcoming months at ngsgenealogy.org/conferences/.



Wednesday, June 12
Oral History Interviews  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
ONLINE - Via ZOOM
Our June meeting will feature John Horan from the NC State Archives Oral History Unit, who speak about how to conduct oral history interviews to preserve history for all.



Wednesday, July 10
North Carolina Maps from Garland P. Stout  (Monthly Meeting)
7:30 pm
ONLINE - Via ZOOM
Our July meeting will feature Chuck Ketchie, who is the exclusive publisher of the Garland P. Stout Historical Maps of North Carolina. These maps are unique tools for the location of historic place names and a priceless resource for researchers in the state. Mr. Ketchie will describe what can be gleaned from the maps and share other map projects that can assist researchers.