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Six-shooter

The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.

Daily Events for Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

  • 03/02 9:00 am - 04/14 9:00 amBehind Enemy Lines

    Behind Enemy Lines: Evasion and Escape Aids of World War II

    March 2 – April 14, 2013

    Lost in enemy territory, your best chance of survival fit in your pocket.

    Soldiers forced down in enemy territory during World War II carried a secret weapon unlike anything seen before—evasion and escape aids. See the top-secret gadgets, maps and survival kits that kept soldiers alive behind enemy lines.

    This exhibition was guest curated by R. E. Baldwin, author of “Last Hope: The Blood Chit Story.”


  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Spirits of the Passage" exhibit gallery open
    This humbling exhibition explores the circumstances of the transatlantic slave trade, gleaning facts and artifacts from the archaeological excavation of a sunken slave ship.  Launching in February in conjunction with Black History Month, "Spirits of the Passage" includes real artifacts from slave ships as well as other period items.  Iron shackles (some small enough to restrain a child), ivory tusks and brass bowls are only a few of the objects guests will find. How did the trade get started, who was involved and why did it thrive? These are some of the important questions this exhibition seeks to answer.

    Location
    2nd floor, north gallery