While I loved exploring the art of Charlotte, it was really great to explore the other suggestions that my Couchsurfing hosts gave me! My other favorite part of my time in Charlotte was the Levine Museum of the New South. It was a really great, and interactive museum of the changes made in the south (especially in North Carolina) from the late 19th century to today. It was really great, and it would be an incredible place to take your children because it was really hands-on and really informative, but it was great for adult travelers as well, and you had better believe that I did all the interactive things!
This exhibit gave history on the production of cotton and you could feel the differences in processed vs. newly picked cotton.
There were many artifacts, but these mill coins were so cool! Cotton mill workers would be paid in these coins.
They had a barber shop set up with videos to watch from the comfort of barber shop chairs and Life Magazines from the time to read.
I got to sit at a diner and watch videos about the Civil Rights Movement
I got to play dress up in a clothing store!
My favorite exhibit was the upstairs exhibit of photos from the Civil Rights Movement. It was really moving:
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