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The Virginia Long Rifle: A Symposium

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - October 15 @ 5:30 pm

The Virginia Long Rifle: A Symposium

Hosted by William King Museum of Art

October 14 & 15, 2022

Registration: $100.00** TICKET PRE-SALE HAS ENDED – PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR

 

This is a related program of “The Long Rifle in Virginia.” an original exhibition of William King Museum of Art on display April 1 – October 31, 2022, and guest-curated by Wallace B. Gusler, Master Gunsmith (ret.) Colonial Williamsburg and noted scholar of antique arms.

**Fee is waved for members of the Kentucky Rifle Association and members of the American Society of Arms Collectors. Members of the Kentucky Rifle Association and members of the American Society of Arms Collectors call Laura at (276) 628-5005 x115 to RSVP, or, RSVP to William King Museum of Art, PO Box 2256, Abingdon, VA 24212, attention Laura Harris. Please make checks payable to William King Museum of Art. Registration limited to 100.**

 

October 14, 2022  5:30 – 7:30 (TICKET PRE-SALE HAS ENDED – PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR)

In the gallery with Wallace Gusler: Reception & Opening Lecture at William King Museum of Art – 415 Academy Dr., Abingdon VA, 24210 

 

October 15, 2022  9:00-3:00 (TICKET PRE-SALE HAS ENDED – PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR)

Lectures at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center – 1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210 

• Lecture 1: “Settling the Shenandoah Valley: Arms and the Land,” Warren Hofstra, Professor of History, Shenandoah University

• Lecture 2: “Development of the Virginia Frontiersman and His Accoutrements,” Wallace B. Gusler

• Lecture 3: “A Long and Winding S-Curve: Rococo & the American Long Rifle,” Daniel K. Ackerman, Chief Curator & Director of Research of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)

• Lunch

• Lecture 4: “Powder Horns of the Valley of Virginia.” Jay Hopkins, Collector

• Panel Decision and Q&A: Daniel Ackerman, Wallace Gusler, Warren Hofstra, Jay Hopkins, Randall Pierce, Mike Tuccori

This symposium is sponsored by the Kentucky Rifle Foundation and the American Society of Arms Collectors Foundation. The Long Rifle in Virginia is sponsored by Virginia Humanities and The Bank of Marion. It is part of William King Museum of Art’s McGlothlin Exhibition Series. 

 

Where to Stay?

Hampton Inn by Hilton at 510 Cummings St, Abingdon, VA, is offering attendees of the Long Rifle Symposium a special rate of $149/night* (normal rate of $189). Guests can make the reservation by calling Hampton by Hilton’s front desk at (276) 619-4600 and mentioning the Long Rifle Symposium. If booking online at hampton.com use the code LRP to receive the rate of $149!

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*Plus taxes and fees

 

The Long Rifle in Virginia exhibition is organized by William King Museum of Art and is part of its McGlothlin Exhibition Series Support for the exhibition has been provided by the Virginia Humanities, The Bank of Marion, the Kentucky Rifle Foundation, the American Society of Arms Collectors Foundation, and the Massengill – DeFriece Foundation Inc. Support for the symposium and additional support for the exhibition provided by Kentucky Rifle Foundation and the American Society of Arms Collectors Foundation

 

TICKET PRE-SALE HAS ENDED – PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Details

Start:
October 14 @ 5:30 pm
End:
October 15 @ 5:30 pm

Organizer

William King Museum of Art
Phone:
(276) 628-5005
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Venue

William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Dr NW
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Phone:
(276) 628-5005
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