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


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 for more information on pricing and availability.

Upcoming Events

  • March 24:
    Women's History Lunch

    Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm
    Over a catered lunch, listen and learn about Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown and her contributions to education and women's rights. Our guest speaker, A. Rawiya Nash, President of the Metropolitan Council Greensboro Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc will talk about women in the past, present and future. Organizations that support women or ones that Dr. Brown was a part of can display thier information on dispaly tables during the lunch. The cost for the luncheon is $10. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9th.
    Discount prices are avaliable if you would like to purchase a table of 6 or 8. Please call the Museum for more information.

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events. . .

View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Hours of Operation

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

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