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Old 02-26-2009, 08:53 AM
Location: Charlotte
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Newcomers share what they have learned (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/561848.html - broken link): Levine Museum of the New South's new exhibit focuses on the region's transplants.

For anyone looking for something to do the Levine Museum of the New South has some interesting exhibits.

The Levine Museum of the New South pays tribute to newcomers with its new exhibit, “Changing Places,” and airs a special at 8 tonight on WTVI featuring the experiences of new arrivals from around the nation and world.
Levine Museum of the New South - Changing Places

Charlotte today stands at a critical juncture in U.S. history. The South – historically one the United States' most isolated regions – has become a magnet for newcomers from across the U.S. and around the globe. People are arriving daily from New York, Ohio, Mexico, El Salvador, Vietnam, Bosnia, Somalia and hundreds of other places. African Americans are returning to the South in record numbers. In 1990, Mecklenburg County had 500,000 residents. By 2010, it will hold more than a million. Future historians may well look to Charlotte as the national bellwether for how the United States addresses issues of growth and community in the early 21st century. The cultural challenges are great. Newcomers bring their own traditions, habits and assumptions – their own cultures. The combination of old and new enriches a city, but also creates tensions.

Beginning February 14, 2009, Levine Museum will present a multipart, year-long project exploring how people in the Charlotte region are dealing with the growing cultural diversity and change created by the influx of newcomers from across the U.S. and around the globe.

The Museum's most ambitious project to date, the heart of it will be an exhibit titled Changing Places: From Black and White to Technicolor,® that focuses on culture, telling stories and exploring traditions of both new and longtime residents. Within the exhibit, visitors will experience an exciting new technology, known as "video-talkback." Visitors will record their responses to questions and the exhibit's themes, and those responses will become part of the exhibit. The exhibit will become an ongoing and ever-changing conversation – newcomers and longtime residents all trading stories and perspectives.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:50 AM
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Next time I visit Charlotte I will have to visit this place
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My son & I went there a few weeks ago. It was very interesting.
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