Longrifles topic at Rowan History Club

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:20 a.m.

The Rowan History Club meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. is featuring a program on "Down the Barrel of a North Carolina Longrifle," presented by Bill Ivey, author of the recently released book "North Carolina School of Long Rifles 1765-1865."
Ivey says, "Antique arms collectors, museum curators and historians have long sought more information of the American longrifle. This work is the result of 40 years of study of the North Carolina longrifle. Longrifles, which are also known as Kentucky rifles, truly are uniquely American and are known for their aesthetic qualities. Their sheer beauty and art work places them among the greatest of the early American decorative arts."
Ivey is an attorney in Asheboro, an avid collector of North Carolina decorative arts and has lectured on North Carolina Piedmont furniture, pottery and longrifles.
The meeting will be held in the Messinger Room - which is accessible by elevator - in the museum which is located at 202 N. Main St., Salisbury. Guests to the program should enter through the rear entrance. A roundtable format will allow for a 30 to 45 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
The Rowan History Club is open to all persons interested in the history of Rowan County. There are no dues or admission fees, and refreshments are served.
For more information, contact Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

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