Charlotte at War – Free Presentation at The Duke Mansion

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During World War I, Charlotte’s national profile skyrocketed with the opening of Camp Greene, a huge army training base on the city’s west side. Recruits came from across the United States to prepare here to fight in the trenches of Belgium and France.

That’s part of the fascinating but little-known history of Charlotte’s role in America’s wars. The wars that defined America have also shaped our city. Along with gold mining and trains, Charlotte was strongly impacted by war through the centuries, from the Indian Wars to the war in Afghanistan.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, popular history speaker David Erdman, a Charlotte lawyer, returns to The Duke Mansion for a fast-paced, picture-filled presentation on this hidden part of Charlotte’s history. Join us for “Charlotte at War” on Sunday, November 6, 3 pm at The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road in Charlotte.

The talk is free but reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 704-714-4445 or email ecovington@tlwf.org .
“Charlotte at War” is part of the Explore History! Series from The Duke Mansion (www.dukemansion.org) and Levine Museum of the New South (www.museumofthenewsouth.org) .

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