Thursday, June 2, 2016

2016 MESDA Saturday Seminar: Rifle Makers of Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina

2016 MESDA Saturday Seminar: Rifle Makers of Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina

September 17, 2016
MESDA Saturday Seminar:
"Rifle Makers of Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina"

This program provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to personally examine some of the most important early rifles ever made in the South.

The seminar will feature three prominent experts in the field of southern longrifle studies: Mel Hankla (American Historic Services, Jamestown, Kentucky), C. Michael Briggs (author and independent scholar, Greensboro, North Carolina), and Wayne Elliott (author and independent scholar, Blue Ridge, Georgia).

The day-long program will also include an exhibit of longrifles provided by the three speakers and related to their lecture topics.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 
 "Up The Valley and Thru the Gap: Following the Migration of Kentucky Rifle Smiths"
 Mel Hankla
 American Historic Services, Jamestown, Kentucky

"Longrifle Makers of Rowan County, North Carolina"
 
C. Michael Briggs Author and Independent Scholar
Greensboro, North Carolina

"Longrifle Makers of Mecklenberg County, North Carolina"
 
C. Michael Briggs Author and Independent Scholar
 
Greensboro, North Carolina

"Early 19th-Century Master Gunsmiths of Georgia: Wiley Higgins and Richard Allen"
 
Wayne Elliott
  Author and Independent Scholar
  
Blue Ridge, Georgia

Collection Study
 Seminar participants can interact with speakers and objects from their personal collections
Question and Answer sessions will follow each lecture

Cost
$95 General Registration
$90 for Friends of MESDA or Friends of Old Salem

Registration
Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required to ensure a place.
The deadline for registration is September 8, 2016.
You can also contact MESDA at 336-721-7374 or emailmesdaprograms@oldsalem.org

More information can be found here.

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