History Club program tonight features the Plott hound, official state dog

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Rowan History Club and N.C. Humanities Council will present Bob Plott and the history of the Plott hound as the club’s program tonight.

The History Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. The program will be on the second-floor Messinger Room. There is no charge.

Plott will tell the story of how the Plott hound became the official state dog of North Carolina. Museum officials say the program will be of particular interest to regular club members, along with wildlife and hunting enthusiasts.

Plott traces his family roots in North Carolina back to 1750, when his great-great-great grandfather Johannes Plott arrived here with five hunting dogs. The author of several books related to the Plott hound and hunting, Plott will have his books for sale at the meeting.