Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

African American Education

Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. Today, the campus provides the setting where visitors can explore this unique environment where boys and girls lived and learned during the greater part of the 20th century. The museum links Dr. Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute to the larger themes of African American history, women's history, social history, and education, emphasizing the contributions African Americans made in North Carolina.

Dr. Brown

The School

The Site Today

Other Information

C.H. Brown Museum

What's New

  • Rentals!
    Need a venue for your next event? The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum has rental spaces in a variety of styles and sizes, for all types of events. Contact the museum at 336-449-4846 or chb@ncdcr.gov for more information on pricing and availability.

Upcoming Events

  • September 1:
    The museum is closed on Monday (Labor Day holiday) and will reopen to the public Tuesday on its regular schedule.


  • Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming events . . .


Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Information

Contact Us

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
P.O. Box B
Sedalia, NC 27342
Phone: (336) 449-4846
Fax: (336) 449-0176
Email: chb@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and most major state holidays.


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