Siloam School History
In rural Mecklenburg County, Siloam School, built in the early 1920s, was a beacon of light to young Black students who saw education as a means of advancement, despite racial segregation. The new wood siding and the glistening glass windows have faded, but the school itself remains, reminding us of the promise and importance of education. Explore the history of the school, the Rosenwald Fund, and Black education in Mecklenburg County through this new, immersive exhibit.
The Museum is leading a $1 million community fundraising effort to save the historic school. Once restored and relocated to the Museum campus, 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.
Siloam School is one of Mecklenburg County’s oldest remaining African American schoolhouses, and one of our community’s last standing Rosenwald Schools.