Levine Museum of the New South

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Levine Museum of the New South

The Levine Museum of the New South, is a history museum located in Charlotte, North Carolina whose exhibits focus on life in the North Carolina Piedmont after the American Civil War. The museum includes temporary and permanent exhibits on a range of Southern-related topics.[1]

The museum's permanent exhibit is called "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South", and features period displays that reflect regional history. The displays include a one-room tenant farmer's house, a cotton mill and mill house, an African-American hospital, an early Belk department store, and a civil-rights era lunch counter. Changing exhibits focus on local culture, art and history.[2]

In March 2013, the Charlotte Museum of History announced plans to move its administrative offices to the Levine Museum.[3]


  1. ^ [1] An Enigmatic Land of Great Expectations, Edward Rothstein, New York Times, Feb. 12, 2012.
  2. ^ [2] Levine Museum: Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers. From 1865 to today.
  3. ^ Price, Mark (March 9, 2013). "History museum to give up its building: New director will take over the mostly shuttered Charlotte history center". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1B. 

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Coordinates: 35°13′41″N 80°50′20″W / 35.2279618°N 80.8389033°W / 35.2279618; -80.8389033