History Club to hear about Neely School

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Rowan History Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The program will presented by Mary Neely Grissom on the Historic Neely School Renovation Project.
Neely School is in the southern part of the county off Corriher Grange Road. Grissom is the president and executive director of the Historic Neely School Foundation whose efforts will preserve this century-old, one-room school house for black students, built by her grandfather. Grissom will present information on the history of the Neely family, an overview of restoration plans, activities and work completed on the Neely School and home site.
The meeting will be held in the Messinger Room (accessible by elevator). Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June. The museum is at 202 N. Main St. 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 the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com .