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History Club to hear about Reed’s Gold Mine

Aaron Kepley will present a program on “Strike It Rich: Reed’s Gold Mine,” at the Rowan History Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rowan Museum.

Kepley was born in Rowan County and raised in Rockwell and Gold Hill. He is passionate about the history of German immigrants in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina and how they were able to adapt to Southern society in the colonial and antebellum time periods.

This lines up perfectly with his past work with the Rowan and Stanly County museums, as well as his current job as historic interpreter III at Reed Gold Mine.

Kepley has a bachelor’s degree in history as well as training in museum studies and public history at the graduate level. Other local work includes being co-chairman of the Grace Lower Stone Historical Committee, past head of colonial interpretation at the Charlotte Museum of History, an interpreter at Town Creek Indian Mound in Mt. Gilead and a volunteer for many years with the Rowan Museum.

The meeting will be held at 202 N. Main St. in the Messinger Room on the second floor, accessible by elevator. Please enter the building from the rear entrance off Council Street.

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 everyone 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 .

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