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Behind the Scenes Tour: To Arms! Guns, Swords and Other Weapons from the Collections

Saturday, May 25, 10:30am12:00pm
Members $10 (Join today) Nonmembers $17
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Bluford Classroom
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
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History is often a study in violence. Whether used fighting in wars or hunting for food, firearms, arrows, and other martial tools are among the artifacts left by all inhabitants of the Commonwealth’s past. This program will examine how these artifacts were used in combat, to provide food and security, or convey status on their owners.

Woodson Musket (VMHC 1929.8) Enter Fullscreen More information
Woodson Musket (VMHC 1929.8)
George Thomas Swords (VMHC 1900.1.A-C) Enter Fullscreen More information
George Thomas Swords (VMHC 1900.1.A-C)
Woodson Musket (VMHC 1929.8)
Woodson Musket (VMHC 1929.8)
George Thomas Swords (VMHC 1900.1.A-C)
George Thomas Swords (VMHC 1900.1.A-C)

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