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History Club will learn about ironclads

The Rowan History Club will meet Tuesday, at 7 p.m. The program will presented by Andrew Duppstadt on N.C. Civil War Ironclads.
Duppstadt is the curator of education and historic weapons program coordinator for the N.C. Division of State Historic Sites. His previous experience includes work at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site, Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. He is also an adjunct instructor of history at UNC-Pembroke, Coastal Carolina Community College and Craven Community College.
Duppstadt holds a BA and MA in history from UNC-Wilmington. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and the Southern Historical Association. He is also a founding member and president of the Carolina Living History Guild.
Duppstadt’s presentation will cover the Confederate ironclads built in North Carolina during the Civil War and the many complications encountered by the Confederate Navy in the state.
The meeting will be held in the Messinger Room, accessible by elevator. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September-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. Ther 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 .

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