Powles Funeral Home sponsors special day for World War I exhibit at Rowan Museum

Published 3:10 am Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By Mark Wineka


SALISBURY — Powles Funeral Home, Veterans Funeral Care and Carolina Cremation are inviting the public to attend an all-day opening of the Rowan Museum’s World War I exhibit next Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The special exhibit, installed this summer, will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.

This is a special day for the museum to be open. Normal hours are from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Rowan Museum’s World War I exhibit uses photographs, quotes, text, dates, creativity and hundreds of artifacts to tell the war’s history and give a sense of a soldier’s life and what was happening back home.

One feature is the re-creation of a World War I trench, which is brought to life with sound.

Rowan Museum normally rotates in special exhibits every three months. For World War I, the museum’s board waived that policy and decided to keep the exhibit going for a year.

Over the year to come, all of Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ third- and fourth-graders will see the exhibit during their regular field trips to the downtown.