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Gunmakers show is Saturday in Marietta

The 2020 Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists show will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. (File Photo)

MARIETTA — The Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show, a look at firearms and other pioneer tools, both historically and contemporarily made, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Campus Martius Museum.

Regular museum admission will cover admission to the annual show.

From the first arrival of the settlers from the Ohio Company to present day, local craftsmen have been the forefront of quality.

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.

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, tinsmiths, cabinet makers and other allied trades.

For more information, call 740-373-3750.

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