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Set in Stone

Be a part of Charlotte's history and participate in the commemorative brick and bench program. The "Set in Stone" program provides a unique opportunity for friends and supporters of the Museum to honor or memorialize a special individual or moment in time. These gifts directly support our mission and ensures we can continue to provide our popular programming and educational exhibits for generations to come. 

Available Items:

  • Commemorative Brick [$250 each]: Engraving is three lines per brick, 16 characters per line including spaces and punctuation. Bricks can be placed in either the Siloam School Plaza or the Rock House walkway.
  • Commemorative Bench [$10,000 - $15,000 each]: These benches complete with engraved signage for commemoration¬†can be placed in three locations: Siloam School Plaza (limit 3), Rock House Gardens (limit 3), and throughout the Museum grounds. Benches at Siloam or the Rock House at $15,000 each and benches throughout the grounds are $10,000 each.¬†
  • Pillars of Democracy [$25,000 each]: Claim one of the eight pillars upholding the American Freedom Bell. Each pillar will be labeled with an engraved plaque for commemoration.

For more information or for information about paying by check, please contact Development Director Lauren Wallace at or by calling 704.568.1774 ext. 101.

To submit payment online, please click the link below. Commemorative items will be places periodically throughout the year, and you will receive notification when your item will be placed, including the opportunity to create the engraving message prior to installation.

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