Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Charlotte Museum of History Receives Truist Foundation Grant


The Charlotte Museum of History is excited to announce that they have received a Truist Foundation grant to support field trip programs about Siloam School! Because of their support, the Museum will be able to offer virtual field trips completely free-of-charge to students grades 3-12.

Located in once-rural Mecklenburg County, Siloam School, built in the early 1920s, was a beacon of light to young Black students and their families 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 all of the promise and importance of education. Once restored, 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.

School programs will invite classes of all ages to learn more about the lasting legacy of Siloam School and the Rosenwald Fund, and virtually step inside the schoolhouse to see how a community built, funded, and learned inside Siloam School.

Field trip scheduling will open in August! Interested teachers can contact the Museum by emailing