Levine Museum of the New South aims to serve as the region’s “front porch,” to use a Southern metaphor-a place where people share their stories and talk together about how to shape their future. History is a powerful catalyst for present-day dialogue. Five core values-scholarship, education, collaboration, inclusion and fiscal responsibility-guide the Museum in its mission:
? To engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the diverse history of the American South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and surrounding Carolina Piedmont.
? To collect, preserve, and interpret the materials, sights, sounds, and ideas that illumine and enliven this history.
? To present opportunities for life-long learning about this history for the benefit, enjoyment and education of children and adults.
? To provide historical context for contemporary issues and a community forum for thoughtful discussion.