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MeckDec Day Celebration

Education, For the Family, Living History

Join The Charlotte Museum of History to celebrate the legendary MeckDec. Tour Mecklenburg County’s oldest home site, which was standing when the MeckDec was written and where one of its signers lived. Experience readings of the MeckDec, a reenactment of the signing, artillery demonstrations and more at a Colonial military encampment provided by local reenactment groups including the Mecklenburg Militia, Kingsbury’s NC Artillery Company and Locke’s Dismounted Militia. Try your hand at quill pen-and-ink writing with History’s Kids, and embrace Charlotte’s independent spirit by signing your own declaration at the American Freedom Bell. Learn about 18th century tavern foods with cooking demos in the historic kitchen. Enjoy old-time fiddle music by Scott Stegall and Zach Mahoney (from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) Visit “Captain Jack’s Tavern” in the barn for a Colonial beer brewing tutorial by Carolina BrewMasters (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.), and grab a brew from Bold Missy Brewery.