Museum, foundation to offer history courses
Rowan Museum and the Historic Salisbury Foundation will sponsor a Rowan-Salisbury history course beginning in February.
The course is open to anyone who would like to “take a journey back in time where they can learn the rich heritage and history of Salisbury and Rowan County,” a press release said.
The course will be offered Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4 through May 6.
The charge is $25 for members of Historic Salisbury Foundation or Rowan Museum, $30 for non-members and $20 for newcomers. Educators get Continuing Education credits.
Kaye Brown Hirst, executive director of Rowan Museum, said, “The class is loads of fun and very interesting with terrific programs presented by well-qualified local instructors. The information is thoroughly researched, plus classes are held at various historical sites around the county.”
Some of the course offerings include: Wagon Road (1753-1774); Revolutionary War (1773-1791); Steele House (1799); Social Custom & Gold Mining (1839-1860); Civil War Years (1861-1865); Stoneman’s Raid (1865); Hall House & Grimes Mill; History via Postcards; Sparks Circus; and more.
The course is limited to 65 people. To reserve a seat, call or visit the Historic Salisbury Foundation office, 215 Depot St., or call 704-636-0103.