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Saturday, February 07, 2015, 12:00 pm

Cowen Museum
Duplin County Historical Society meeting
Cowan Museum of History and Science
Location: Rose Hill Restaurant
Robin Grotke is Director of the Cowan Museum of History and Science in Kenansville.

Duplin County`s unique Cowan Museum of History and Science is the home of a vast collection of rare and unusual artifacts, antiques, 19th century woodworking tools and household utensils.

On the grounds are several outbuildings including a log cabin, a 1900s combination post office and store, and a historic log tobacco barn. Director Grotke has plans for new and different exhibits focusing on other areas of Duplin County and the area`s past.

Plans are in the works for a geology exhibit, a traveling nano-technology exhibit and a new science exhibit area.

The museum, a gift of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Cowan, is remarkable example of late 18th and 19 century history in the form of artifacts from the period.

Grotke earned a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of San Diego and a Masters degree in Anthropology/Museum Studies from the University of Denver. Her previous work included Registrar at the High Point Museum and Curatorial Assistant at History Colorado.

Additionally, she has been involved with research, exhibits, outreach and volunteerism at the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Art; Cape Fear Museum of History and Science; Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Denver Museum of Miniatures; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; San Diego Museum of Man; and the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology.
Cost: Lunch $13 if desired.
Open to the Public
Robin will bring selected artifacts from the museum.


The Duplin County Historical Society meets quarterly on the first Saturday of February, May, August and November. Unless otherwise notified, the meetings are held at the Rose Hill Restaurant in Rose Hill at 12 noon. Lunch is available at the current pricing rate.