Seminar: Bethania and the Wachovia School of Longrifles



A part of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Salem, NC

Seminar: Bethania and the Wachovia School of LongriflesSaturday, April 23, 201610:00 am - 1:30 pmAlpha Chapel
Bethania, NC 27010

Longrifle Seminar:

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 StudyThis seminar includes a visit to the Wolff-Moser Museum House to see our exhibit of longrifles.

FREE. Click here for more information.