Inside Siloam School
$25.00 – $5,000.00
FEBRUARY 18, 2020 – FEBRUARY 28, 2020
Join us for a week-long a special virtual event highlighting one of Charlotte’s last remaining Rosenwald-era Schools. The event will feature a kick-off program Thursday evening, plus thanks to 360Tour technology, you can virtually go inside of the 1920s era school. Tickets on sale now including a special “Friend of Siloam” ticket that includes a $100 donation to the project.
This February the Charlotte Museum of History invites you to step inside the c.a. 1920 Siloam School – all from the comfort of your couch! Join us to learn more about early 20th century education and the community efforts to create a more equitable experience. Explore the Siloam School and learn more about the plans for its restoration.
This week long digital experience includes:
- Kickoff program Thursday, February 18
- 360-degree virtual tour of Siloam School
- A Digital Guidebook complete with beautiful photos and video content
- Information about the restoration process and plans for the school’s future
- What the school means to the community
- Why its preservation is more important than ever
And much, much more!
The Charlotte Museum of History’s mission is to interpret and preserve Charlotte’s unique history, enriching the community through shared understanding of the past and inspiring dialogue about the future. Events like this allow us to advocate for historic sites throughout Mecklenburg County and the surrounding region, dedicate Museum resources to the Save Siloam School Project, and ensure that Charlotte recognizes the importance of equity in the places we choose to save as we look towards a stronger future together.
Your support is more vital than ever. Join us and be a part of a community that says historic preservation is critical to our future success as a city and help us save Charlotte’s tangible history for future generations.
- Signature Sponsor – $5,000
- Event Sponsor – $2,500
- Digital Guidebook Sponsor – $1,000
- Contributing Sponsor – $500
- Friend of Siloam – $125
- Inside Siloam School Virtual Tour – $25
About the School
Since 2017, the Museum has spearheaded a community effort to save Siloam School, one of the seven remaining Rosenwald-era schools in Mecklenburg County. Built in the 1920s, the school was one of thousands of Rosenwald schools built throughout the segregated South to educate African American children. The experience of the early 20th century remains one of the roots of persistent economic and social inequity in education today. Preserving Siloam School will provide context to this difficult history and a place to interpret it. Once restored, the school will return to its life as a community space and place for conversation, dialogue, and progress to help build a stronger, more equitable, and just future. Learn more about the project at charlottemuseum.org/siloam