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Charlotte, North Carolina: Civic History at Pinewood-Elmwood Cemetery

  • Elmwood Cemetary W 6th Street Charlotte USA (map)

Opened in 1853, Pinewood-Elmwood is a local historic landmark and home to a veritable who’s who of Charlotte families, including many names you may recognize: Belk and Bearden, Myers and Morehead, Latta and Dowd. It is also beautiful – more than 70 acres of rolling green space, birdsong and majestic trees in the heart of Center City. You’ll learn about some of the cemetery’s oldest inhabitants, the wars and plagues that Charlotte’s citizens suffered, and how segregation, civil rights and integration played out in the cemetery between the 1930s and 1960s.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time(s): 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN in Elmwood Cemetery and the group will meet inside the main gates on W 6th Street.

Host: Lynn Weis and Bill Hart

Theme: Walking, Biking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome

Earlier Event: May 3
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