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History Club gets preview of exhibit Tuesday night

Staff report
The Rowan County History Club will provide a sneak peak of an upcoming exhibit on the colorful, glamorous regalia of North Carolina’s peace time, pre-Civil War militia.
Mickey Black and Luther Sowers will provide the preview during the History Club meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rowan Museum.
The exhibit at the Museum will open to the public at 1 p.m. Sep. 14.
The exhibit is entitled North Carolina Militia: 1820 ń 1850 óThe Eagle Spreads Its Wings.
This exhibit will showcase the regalia of North Carolina’s peacetime militia and army soldier.
The exhibit is a collection of rarely displayed military items, including arms, equipment, uniforms and insignia from North Carolina’s formative years of the early 19th century to the eve of the Civil War.
A museum spokesman said the exhibit will interest the entire family, and introduce the viewer to a little known facet of North Carolina history.
“Come see how our ancestors prepared in order to defend our state and country, building our first ‘home land security’ program, and join us in celebrating and honoring all of our veterans, especially our military heroes,” Kaye Hirst, executive director, said.
At the Tuesday meeting, Black and Sowers will provide information on Rowan’s militia as well of others throughout the state and will share valuable information during the evening.
The meeting will be held in the Messinger Room on the second floor, which is accessible by an elevator.
The Museum is located at 202 North Main Street, 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 meetings are open to the public and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946.

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