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Title:The Long Rifle in Virginia
Date:4/1/2022 - 10/31/2022
Address:William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
Location:Abingdon, VA
Hours:Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8p.m. / Sunday: 1 -5 p.m.
Cost/Cover:free
Web Page:https://www.williamkingmuseum.org/exhibit/the-long-rifle/
Contact Info:(276) 628-5005
Details:The long rifle was a surprise factor in winning American independence. A distinctive product of the backcountry of Pennsylvania and the Southern colonies, this celebrated rifle was essential for survival on the frontier. “The Long Rifle in Virginia” will showcase more than three dozen curated longrifles and accoutrements from the 18th and 19th centuries that have never before been assembled in the same exhibition. The exhibition will explore the artistry of Virginia gunsmiths through demonstrations, a symposium, and a recreated gunsmith shop on location. Individual gunmakers and some families of gunsmiths brought their own distinctive personalities to the process of rifle making at various locations along the “Great Wagon Road,” from Philadelphia to the mouth of the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, to Southwest Virginia at Abingdon and through to the Cumberland Gap. Assembled from the collections of numerous long rifle owners and museums, “The Long Rifle in Virginia” will present a collection from early gunmakers to illustrate and differentiate the individuality of their work.


Event is:Daily
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Exhibit
Submitted by:contributed
 
 
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