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Brenda Tindal, historian at Levine Museum of the New South, is leaving for Detroit

The Charlotte native is leaving to become director of education at the Detroit Historical Society.

Brenda Tindal (Courtesy, Levine Museum of the New South)

Two years after being named historian at Levine Museum of the New South, Brenda Tindal is leaving to become director of education at the Detroit Historical Society.

Tindal, who grew up in Charlotte, will end her tenure at the Levine museum on Dec. 8. In Detroit, she will help lead an initiative tracing the history of the 1967 Detroit riots.

Tindal became historian at the Levine Museum in August 2015, replacing longtime historian Tom Hanchett, who retired.

Kathryn Hill, president and CEO of the Levine Museum, said Tindal’s contributions at the museum would be missed.

“At the same time, we are excited for her as she has a chance to expand her portfolio as a public historian outside of Charlotte,” Hill said in a statement. “This is an exceptional opportunity for her.”

Tindal started her career  at the Levine Museum in 2003 as an intern and research consultant. After returning as historian, she created a series of corporate and civic-enrichment seminars, which she delivered to nearly 50 institutions, museum officials said. She  also  helped shape  the museum’s most recent exhibits:  “K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace”  and  “Splendid  Service: Camp Greene & the Making of a New South City.”

In a statement, Tindal said she was grateful for the opportunity.

“Levine Museum is where I received my wings in the museum field and developed a deep appreciation for the rich and diverse history of Charlotte,” she said. “It’s been an honor to serve as staff historian at Levine and a privilege to do so in my hometown.”

The museum said it would begin an immediate search for a new historian, a job it described as “instrumental in helping to grow and engage diverse audiences from across the region.”

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