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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 Monday, Apr 15th, 2013

  • 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

  • 12:00 pm - 12:20 pmRoseanna McCoy
    The "Juliet of the Mountains" tells the story of the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud that took place along the border between Kentucky and West Virginia.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater

  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pmSarah Winchester: A Reluctant Heiress
    The story of the eccentric heiress to the Winchester arms fortune and the owner of one of the most mysterious homes ever built.

    Location
    1st Floor Theater