Contemporary Gunmakers Show

Admission to the Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show is included with normal museum admission of $7/Adult, $4/Students (Children 5 & Under are FREE).

  • When: February 11, 2017 from 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Location: (Map It) Campus Martius Museum at 601 Second Street in Marietta, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-373-3750
  • Web: campusmartiusmuseum.org

Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show is held annually at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. From the first arrival of the Ohio Company settlers to present day the Ohio Valley has always been the forefront of quality craftsmanship. Firearms were an essential tool in everyday life and used not only for hunting but for competition shooting. The makers of these longrifles took great pride in their workmanship in the same manner as today’s craftsman do their work.

Campus Martius will showcase the work of several dozen traditional & craftsmen who work in the manner of the 18th and 19th century. Many of these artists are nationally recognized for their work which can be found in museums and private collections around the country. Along with the gunmakers will be horn makers, hunting bag makers, leather workers, tinsmithing, cabinet making and other allied trades.