Historic Rosedale Charlotte North Caroline

3427 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206704-335-0325

Afternoon with Tom Hanchett and Jason Blanchett

Saturday, April 23rd at 2:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon presentation in honor of the We Built This: Profiles of Black Builders and Architects in North Carolina exhibit. 

Dr. Tom Hanchett is a community historian in Charlotte, NC, consulting with community groups and with Levine Museum of the New South.  He was part of the team put together by Preservation North Carolina to develop We Built This: Profiles of Black Builders and Architects in North Carolina. Previously he served as Staff Historian for 16 years at Levine Museum where he curated the permanent exhibition Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers (named best in the Southeast by the South East Museums Conference), and a string of national-award-winning temporary exhibitions including COURAGE about the Carolina roots of the Brown v Board Civil Rights case. Tom’s writings range widely on urban history and Southern culture.  Educated at Cornell University, University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill, he plays fiddle.

Jason Blanchett – artist, welder, blacksmith, fabricator and forever student – serves as the Head Blacksmith at Historic Rosedale. Jason runs his own business, Iron Giant Fabrication , along with teaching at the Charleston College of Building Arts and Central Piedmont Community College. He was featured in PBS Charlotte’s Trail of History: Historic Trades and Crafts.

This is a FREE event. Please note:

This free events does NOT include tickets to view the We Built This Exhibit. Tickets to view We Built This must be purchased separately. We encourage purchasing your tickets early to assure availability on the days where free events are also occurring.


  •  April 23, 2022
     2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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