Matt Rowe to Present Andiron Lecture on Historic Evansville Architecture

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

As part of the University of Evansville’s Andiron Lecture Series in the liberal arts and sciences, Matt Rowe, executive director of the Reitz Home Museum, will present “Architectural Styles of Evansville’s Riverside Historic District.”

Rowe will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in Eykamp Hall, Room 253 in UE’s Ridgway University Center. His lecture is free and open to the public.

In this lecture, Rowe, chair of the City of Evansville Historic Preservation Commission, will lead the audience through a virtual tour of his neighborhood, Evansville’s Riverside Historic District. He will discuss the characteristics of various styles of nineteenth-century residential architecture, using examples from the downtown Evansville neighborhood where he lives and works.

Rowe has been the executive director of the Reitz Home Museum since February 2011. A Newburgh native, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art history from the University of Southern Indiana. He is the president of the Evansville Museum Contemporaries, an auxiliary fund-raising organization of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, where he sits on the Board of Trustees and serves on the Executive Committee. A resident of the historic district, he has served on the board of Alhambra Theatre Inc. and is the president-elect of the Friends of Willard Library. He is also a member of the Public Art Commission.

Established in 1982, the Andiron Lectures offer research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. Presenters are primarily drawn from the faculty of UE’s College of Arts and Sciences but also include faculty members and administrators from across the University campus and occasional contributions from the regional community. The Andiron Lectures are sponsored by the University of Evansville College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. and Jean Korb.

For a full schedule of 2012-13 Andiron Lectures, please visit

For more information, please contact series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

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