Freeman Roundhouse Museum Campaign
Our purpose is to perserve, promote, and present African-American history, art, and culture to all citizens of Wilson, NC and its surrounding regions. From community trailblazers to nationally known personalities, we strive to increase awareness and appreciation of the numerous contributions local people of color have made to society.
Our current building was constructed by Oliver Nestus Freeman, born in 1882 to a former slave. He was educated at the Tuskegee Normal School in Alabama and returned to Wilson, NC to build a number of houses to help alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for soldiers returning from World War II.
Our expansion plans will allow us to still showcase Freeman's unique stone three-room round house as well as offer additional exhibition space, community conference room, and resource center.
Please consider giving during our fundraising campaign.
"We have a beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world." - Marcus Garvey
Artist Rendering of Expansion
We are excited to offer the Walk of Honor Brick Paver Fundraiser! A gift of $100 or more will purchase an engraved brick to be placed in front of our gazebo as a stage area and permanent show of your generosity!
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