By Jenn Jacques
If you’re looking to take a gunny roadtrip in the Great Plains to visit this Memorial Day weekend or anytime, check out the over 7,000 firearms that reside inside the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
An impressive 150 years of Winchester guns make up a large part of the collection.
Museum curator Ashley Hlebinsky works to combine her love of history and firearms to provide an educational experience for all who visit:
“Firearms have rich stories to tell about manufacturers, consumers and users—and their overall role in American history and culture. For example, I own several modern handguns as well as a few antique firearms, including a Springfield Model 1861. I really love the Springfield because it was given to me by a family friend who found it in the walls of a house when he was growing up. The gun was in pieces, including a broken stock. I worked with a firearms curator in Pittsburgh to repair the gun for him, and when I was finished, he gave me the firearm to keep.
As a museum professional with a specialty in the history of firearms in American culture, I use …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms