Levine Museum of the New South Presents Historic Brooklyn
Learn about the history of Charlotte's people, place, and promises.
DateApr 1 - 17, 2022
Grab your headphones, take a stroll around Charlotte, and explore the history of the City’s people, places and promises with Levine Museum’s new free app, KnowCLT. Your first journey within the app is an immersive GPS-based experience of Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood, once the largest and most vibrant Black community in the Carolinas. With KnowCLT, you can delve into the story of Brooklyn either on foot in Second Ward or from your home. The experience recounts Brooklyn’s history through narration, photos, poetry, and the voices of former residents. When touring on foot, you can choose your own path, exploring seven historic sites that come alive through augmented reality. Did you know that Brooklyn had the city’s first public library for Black Charlotteans? Hold your phone up to the site where the library once stood and see Brevard Street Library appear on your screen, as it once was. Whether you are living in Charlotte, visiting, or researching from afar, KnowCLT offers a variety of ways to immerse yourself in Charlotte’s history.