The May 20th Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that endeavors to capture and celebrate Charlotte’s rebellious and visionary spirit and history—a history that began on May 20, 1775, when two dozen prominent civic leaders signed and approved The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (MeckDec) – the first declaration of independence in America! Since 2003, The May 20th Society has been raising funds to bring history alive in Charlotte with its speaker series, noon commemoration of the MeckDec, unveiling of The Spirit of Mecklenburg statue and creation of the Charlotte Liberty Walk. Join us to celebrate the history of the MeckDec!
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2015 MECKDEC Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 13, 2015: MeckDec Day at the Ballpark
time: 12:05pm
location: BB&T Ballpark, Uptown Charlotte
event: Join us at the Charlotte Knights Stadium as the Knights take on the Louisville Bats for our annual MeckDec Day at the Ballpark!
tickets: Click Here
Tuesday, May 19, 2015:
Speaker Series

time: 6:30pm
The Morehead Inn
1122 E Morehead St.
Historian Neil Howe will address a private audience, reception to follow
details:  Click Here
Neil Howe Media Image
Wednesday, May 20, 2015:
Noon Commemoration
Uptown at Trade and Tryon Streets
Military and Colonial Re-enactors, Historical Readings, horses, military parades, cannon firing and good ol’ American-styled patriotic celebration of who we are as a people.Don’t miss out on this free event celebrating Charlotte and its people!
2012 Noon Commemoration