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Rowan Museum will celebrate 200th anniversary of Utzman-Chambers House Aug. 11

SALISBURY — Rowan Museum is inviting the public to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Utzman-Chambers House at 116 S. Jackson St.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11, Regency period re-enactors and board members will greet guests, play period games with children, serve light refreshments and share information about the house, the era and the collection.

The program is free and children of all ages are welcome. Donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the property, owned by Rowan Museum.

The first resident of the house, Judge James Martin, was a Superior Court judge and founder of the Carolina Watchman newspaper. He moved into the home in 1819.

The name derives from Lewis Utzman, a Rowan County cabinetmaker for whom the house was built between 1814 and 1819, and Maxwell Chambers, a later resident.

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