The Virginia Rifleman
April 1 – October 31, 2021
The Virginia Rifleman is an exhibition that will open in fall 2020 at William King Museum of Art. It will explore the use of the long rifle throughout the Valley of Virginia during the 18th and 19th centuries as illustrated by the gunsmiths who made them and examples of their rifles. The exhibition will also feature a reconstructed gun shop. This look at the long rifle explores its use as an essential piece of Virginia’s earliest material culture from its use as an object of defense to one of recreation to today’s role as a decorative art object.