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Museum to host Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show

The annual Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show will offer a look at firearms and other pioneer tools — both historically and contemporarily made — on Saturday at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta.

The annual show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 pm. and regular museum admission will cover admission to the show.

From the first arrival of the Ohio Company settlers to present day, the local area has always been the forefront of quality craftsmanship. Firearms were an essential tool in everyday life and used not only for hunting but for competition shooting. The makers of these longrifles took great pride in their workmanship in the same manner as today’s craftsman do their work.

Campus Martius will feature the work of several dozen traditional gunmakers from around the Ohio Valley as well as several other craftsmen who work in the manner of the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of these artists are nationally recognized for their work which can be found in museums and private collections around the country.

Featured along with the gunmakers will be horn makers, hunting bag makers, leather workers, tinsmithing, cabinet making and other allied trades.

For more information, contact Bill Reynolds at 740-373-3750.

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