Festival in the Park (Charlotte, N.C.)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Collection contains an assortment of records, photographs and ephemera accumulated by A. Grant Whitney and his daughter, Julie Whitney Austin, in their administration of the Festival in the Park, an annual weekend event in Charlotte, NC since 1964. Also includes information on an off-shoot of the Festival held in the spring, called the Kings Drive Art Walk.
Overview Papers of a Charlotte civic leader, particularly documenting the founding and operation of Festival in the Park (1963-96). Contains material on the visits of presidents Eisenhower (1954) and Ford (1975); respective bicentennials of the City of Charlotte (1968), the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (1975), and the United States (1976); Billy Graham appreciation programs (1968, 1978); Carolina Carrousel Parade; the Shrine Bowl football game; and LeGette Blythe's drama, Voice in the...
Dates: 1940 - 1996