This course provides a factual, well-rounded and entertaining romp through the history of Rowan County and Salisbury. Participants will develop strong personal contacts as well as reference guides to encourage and enable further casual reading or serious research. The class series also makes a great gift for that person who has an interest in history and gift certificates are available.
The 2020 History Course will take place each Thursday evening for nine weeks, from January 30 until March 26 from 6:30-8:30.
The remaining history classes have been cancelled as of March 13 due to COVID-19 concerns. Aaron Kepley with the Rowan Museum will film the remaining speakers and distribute class material. Please call the Rowan Museum for more information.
**New This Year! Four Saturday field trips scheduled for:
The John Steele House
Rowan History Room at Rowan Public Library
Thyatira Presbyterian Church
Colonia Spring Frolic at the Old Stone House (free admission for History Class participants)
Videos to Watch
Behind-the-scenes tours of various historic sites and presentations by local experts will leave all participants with a greater knowledge of the area in which we live. Classes include information on Native Americans, early pioneers, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and into modern times! The basic text is "Rowan County... A Brief History" by James S. Brawley. It is available at the Rowan Public Library, or on CD at the class for $10.
Download Course Materials
All course materials either written or compiled by Doug Black, Reginald Brown, Terry Holt, and Barbara Upright
Week 7/8 - Jim Crow and the Civil Rights