Maybe you’ve seen it as you wait to turn left onto 36th Street from North Tryon, or you’ve heard references to it on the annual Ghosts and Legends walks. Either way, Historic Rosedale is definitely one of those NoDa sites that most of us have noticed but haven’t really experienced. A nine-acre oasis of beautiful gardens and mature trees, Historic Rosedale is the site of an 1815 plantation house that is now run as a non-profit house museum. Also open for visitors is a reconstructed and working blacksmith’s shop. (For more on the Rosedale Plantation, check out Eric Linne’s article in the May 2018 NoDa News.)
While we know that historic sites can’t really feel left out or neglected by NoDa residents, let’s just say that Historic Rosedale has gotten tired of waiting for us to come to it. So, for one night only, at the March 28 NoDa Drinks and Thinks, the Evening Muse will “host” Historic Rosedale, with a visit from Dr. Janet Levy, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte and Rosedale Board Member.
Not quite “Drunk History,” NoDa Drinks and Thinks is a great way to stretch your thinking muscles in the comfort of a neighborhood bar. The event is part of a series to help bring back the lost arts of conversation and dialogue. Salon-style discussions take place in a casual environment and promote creative thoughts and knowledge-sharing. It’s kind of like watching a really cool documentary on TV … only you’re in it … and there’s a bar!
During the March 28 Drinks and Thinks, Dr. Levy will briefly discuss the history of the Historic Rosedale plantation house and property, public programming, volunteer opportunities, and goals for the future of the property. Dr. Levy has taught archaeology at UNC Charlotte for over 30 years and led the Department of Anthropology there as Chair. She has also contributed to the archaeology of ethics, gender, and Northern Europe. Dr. Levy serves on several boards and professional archaeological organizations.
So join us on March 28 at 6:00pm at the Evening Muse for a lively discussion about community history and engagement. We hope this experience will encourage you to visit the famous Historic Rosedale site and explore its connections to NoDa. (You can even walk to it now that 36th Street is open again.)
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact us at Back in the Day.