The Trail of History is a privately funded non profit 501(c)(3) corporation which identifies, raises funds, selects nationally-recognized bronze sculpturists, and installs life size or larger bronzes commemorating the lives of important people to the history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The bronze statues are dedicated and placed on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway between Morehead and East Seventh Streets between Kenilworth Road and Kings Drive. From their locations you can see the City which they helped create. All statues on the Trail of History have been privately funded and represent a diverse and exciting series of individuals, including Civil Rights Leader Julius Chambers, Catawba Chief Haigler, Captain James Jack, Thad Tate, and Jane Wilkes.

By the end of 2022 we will have dedicated and unveiled 14 bronze statues along the Greenway with the help of donations of over two million dollars! This is one of the most creative projects in the entire United States. No others are like it or exist in other cities. This is a legacy project which our children will visit as part of their education and appreciation for the diversity of people who helped make Charlotte unique. You can participate and be remembered, too.

Board of Directors

Dr. Tony Zeiss, Chairman 
Educational Consultant 

Scott Syfert, Vice Chairman 
Moore & Van Allen 

Al Brown 
Partners for Parks, Inc. 

Natalie Centeno 

Gwen Cook
Mecklenburg Co. Parks & Recreation

Dr. Keith Cradle
Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff’s Office

Lauri Eberhart 
Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law 

George Edmiston 
Carolinas Investment Consulting 

Julie Fogg 
Albemarle Corporation

J. Ron Hankins 
Community Volunteer 

Tyrone Harmon 
Harmon Construction Services

Kendall Kendrick
Linen Agency

Charles Jonas 
Foundry Commercial 

Jason Lackey 
Capital One

William H. McNair 
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Dan Nance

Beth Poovey 
LandDesign, Inc. 

Matthew Ridenhour
Fidelity Information Services

Dr. Gary Ritter 
Central Piedmont Community College

Hon. Chase Saunders 
SaundersLaw, PLLC 

David Taylor 
Harvey B. Gantt Center 

Bernie Washington 
Novant Health

David Zimmerman
Southern Shows Inc.

Community Partners