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May 12, 2021

History Club meets Tuesday

The Rowan History Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7p.m. The program is “The Fire Historyof Rowan County& Salisbury.” It will be presented by Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell, Rowan Fire Investigator Deborah Horne, Ellis Fire Chief Jeff Whitley, and Paul Brown, local vintage fire apparatus collector and Rowan Museum Board member.
The program will include a history of early firefighting equipment, firefighting in general, fire codes, the history of the Salisbury Fire Department, and the history of the volunteer fire departments throughout the county. The museum will be open by 5:30 p.m. the day of the program for guests to come early to tour and enjoy the Where’sthe Fire? exhibit. This exhibit opened in September and will close on Jan. 13.
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. 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.rr.com .

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