Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody


Pre-registration for this event is now closed. A limited number of seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door.

The Charlotte Museum of History presents a performance of Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody, composed by David Crowe, featuring the Charlotte Symphony.

This original work, commissioned by the CSO, depicts and honors through music, words, and images, the textile mill culture that dominated the economy of the Piedmont region of the Carolinas from the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

Join us for this exciting program that explores the experiences of the people of the mill communities: the transition from rural agricultural communities to mill village life, the deeply felt ties to family and community, and the oppression many workers fought against.

Following the performance, the audience will hear from Kristina Horton, the great-granddaughter of Ella May Wiggins, and Stewart Gray, Preservation Planner for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.

Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody is sponsored by Culture Blocks-- a community partnership between ASC, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation to bring arts and cultural experiences closer to where residents live. Culture Blocks is funded by Mecklenburg County.