Save Siloam School Project

$4,145 of $600k goal

Raised by 54 people in 1 month
KP
Kay Peninger
on behalf of The Charlotte Museum of History
 CHARLOTTE, NC
The Charlotte Museum of History will lead a community effort to restore the historic Siloam School in northeast Charlotte and return it to its original purpose as an educational resource and community gathering space. 

The historic Siloam School was built as part of the Rosenwald School movement. The school was one of thousands built throughout the South in the early 20th century to educate African Americans, and it had a profound impact on the lives of many children during the Jim Crow era. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently endangered due to its state of disrepair.

The goal of the Save Siloam School project is to restore the Siloam School and relocate it to the grounds of The Charlotte Museum of History, where it will become an important centerpiece in efforts to engage the community in the history of the Charlotte region. The plan to save the school calls for the restored building to house a permanent exhibit on the history of African Americans in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, placing that history in a national context. The building also will become part of the Museum’s regular tours and will serve as a community resource.
 
Donations are tax deductible and will go directly toward the restoration, relocation and preservation of the Siloam School building.

Donations also will support the creation of the exhibition on African American history in the region and will support an endowment to maintain the building.

The effort to save the school is a partnership of The Charlotte Museum of History, Tribute Companies, the Historic Landmarks Commission, Aldersgate Retirement Community and the Silver Star Community, Inc., which works to save Rosenwald Schools. The effort also is supported by Charlotte City Council member Greg Phipps, who represents District 4, where the Siloam School is located.

About The Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History engages a broad public audience in the history of the Charlotte region through the stories of its people, places and events in order to promote dialogue and historical perspective.

The Museum is the steward of the Hezekiah Alexander House (ca. 1774) and home site, a National Register of Historic Places site and the oldest existing home in Mecklenburg Country. Hezekiah Alexander was a leader in the years that led to the American Revolution and served on the committee that drafted North Carolina’s 1776 constitution and bill of rights.

For more information, visit charlottemuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@CLThistory).

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Zack Alsentzer
1 month ago

Could there possibly be a student ledger/record of folks that went to school here?

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$4,145 of $600k goal

Raised by 54 people in 1 month
Created March 11, 2017
KP
Kay Peninger  
on behalf of The Charlotte Museum of History
CR
$2,000
Charlotte Rotary
17 hours ago (Offline Donation)
AJ
$250
Alan Jackson
17 hours ago (Offline Donation)
MG
$50
Maureen Gilewski
23 days ago
PS
$25
Paul Swartz
25 days ago
CG
$25
Caele Gambs
25 days ago
$100
Anonymous
25 days ago
AD
$25
Angela Daley
29 days ago
KF
$10
kim frost
29 days ago

Simmons YMCA

LM
$50
Larry Mellichamp
1 month ago

Yes, lets do this.

RH
$100
Robert Hancock
1 month ago
Zack Alsentzer
1 month ago

Could there possibly be a student ledger/record of folks that went to school here?

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