Hidden History: The Story of Siloam (Free Virtual Program)


Sponsored by the Truist Foundation, this program brings the museum into the classroom by using digital materials, museum resources, and educators to tell the story of the Siloam School and the Rosenwald Fund. Designed for a middle school and high school audience, this program covers themes related to educational equity since the 1920s, African American history in Charlotte, African American resilience, community-led change, and the legacy of Jim Crow. This virtual program includes an interactive presentation, virtual tour inside the Siloam School, and supplementary classroom activities.

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The Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History saves and shares the Charlotte region’s history, connecting the past to current issues and opportunities. We believe a shared understanding of the past can enrich the community’s future, and we work to tell the stories of all parts of our community and all those who have inhabited our area.

Museum programs and exhibits explore important civic themes and how their meaning has evolved over time, including ideals of liberty, freedom, equity, justice, democracy, and citizenship.

The museum sits on an eight-acre wooded campus in fast-changing East Charlotte. It’s the site of the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, the Rock House built circa 1774 for the Hezekiah Alexander household. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated local landmark, the house is Charlotte’s only remaining structure from the days of the Revolutionary period. Nearby are a relocated barn dating to the era, a reproduction log kitchen, and a reconstructed two-story springhouse. Tours of the site and museum programs highlight how people lived during that era and tell of the many cultures that came together to build Charlotte, including the stories of Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities.



19th Century, 20th Century, The Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Social Justice


50 students


45 min.


Virtual Field Trip


7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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