Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Inside Siloam School


The Museum is excited to announce that Bank of America will donate $10,000 towards the Inside Siloam School virtual event. This generous contribution means that 100% of every ticket purchased will go directly to the Save Siloam School Project.

We’re so grateful Bank of America is supporting this program, which will bring attendees inside the decaying school virtually to envision what it looked like almost 100 years ago and what it will look like once it’s restored.

Saving the Siloam School is an important step for our community as we work to bring more equity to historic preservation and to deal with the legacy and persistence of difficult aspects of our history, including segregation, discrimination, and injustice. Honestly exploring these topics is necessary to build a stronger future for our community.

Thanks to Bank of America, the full amount of your $25 ticket will go towards our 1-million-dollar goal to move and restore the historic Black school. Get your ticket now for this exciting program!


Kick-Off Lecture
Thursday, February 18, at 6:00 pm

The week-long virtual event will get started with an exciting kick-off program featuring Stephanie Deustch, author of You Need A Schoolhouse, Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. The event will also feature Project Champions including Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Chair of the Save Siloam School Project Fannie Flono, author and retired editor at The Charlotte Observer, and others.

You’ll also hear about:

Progress on the restoration Plans for the school’s future

What the school means to the community

Why its preservation is more important than ever

Top photo: Stephanie Deutsch, Author
Bottom photo: Mecklenburg County presents the Museum with a $125,000 donation to support Save Siloam School in December 2019