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Long Rifles of the American Revolution: How Lancaster County Craftsmen Helped Win the War

June 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

June 1, 2022, through October 30, 2022 in the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts.

Historic Rock Ford is delighted to be collaborating with guest curator John Kolar. John Kolar was previously the guest curator alongside Patrick Hornberger at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum for their Lancaster Long Rifle Exhibit in the spring of 2012 and co-wrote the accompanying book to the exhibit.

It is anticipated that the exhibit will showcase approximately 30 rifles, including rifles and other weapons from the collections of Dave Hansen, the Kindig family, Paul Ware, the late Bill DuPont, as well as many others.

The rifles featured in the exhibit are being loaned by museums and private collectors from across the nation and will be used to describe the pivotal role played by the long rifle in winning American independence. Visitors will be able to compare and contrast different rifles while also engaging in the story of the war by highlighting their use in several key battles including the siege of Boston, the battle of New York, Trenton, Saratoga, Kings Mountain and the Miller Block House as well as on the Frontier.


June 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am
October 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm


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