Sunday, September 28, 2014

You're invited: Book club at Charlotte Museum of History

One of the most frustrating things about being new to Charlotte is finding a book club to join. Many of the book clubs here have been in existence for generations, and spaces are often reserved only for legacies of members.

These clubs are wonderful institutions, rich in friendship and shared history, but they are hives only for their own bees.

I don't have the statistics to back this up, but I would guess that most of the book clubs in Charlotte are made up of only women, followed, not at all closely, by book clubs of only men, followed by those for men and women.

So listen up for this good news: The Charlotte Museum of History is forming a book club for men and women, and you are invited!

The History Reads Book Club will be led by Hugh Dussek, a Londoner, who teaches courses on American history, world history and local history at Central Piedmont, where he is also director of the behavior and social sciences division.

The book under discussion will be "The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier," by Turk McCleskey.

Here's the schedule:

  • Sunday, Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Saturday, Nov. 1, 1-2 p.m  
Registration fee for members: $25 ($30 for non-members) includes a hardback copy of the book, refreshments and author talk.

To register, click here.

For additional information:

Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, N.C., 28215