Seminar: Bethania and the Wachovia School of Longrifles
Bethania, NC 27010
Historic Bethania presents a Saturday Seminar examining the trade of gunsmithing in the Wachovia Tract. One of the most popular stops during tours of Old Salem is the Volger Gun Shop.
Bethania was home to a variety of gunsmiths during its history. Our talks offer some insight into how craftsmen working in the Wachovia Tract dealt with economic and industrial challenges during the nineteenth century.
New Discoveries in Wachovia Longrifles
Blake Stevenson, Manager of the Timothy Vogler Gun Shop, Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Herman Butner, Backcountry Entrepreneur
Mark Farnsworth, Historic Bethania
Object Study: This seminar includes a visit to the Wolff-Moser Museum House to see our exhibit of longrifles.
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