Walnut Grove Plantation to Host Historic Firearms Show in South Carolina

image1 (22)Military history buffs and fans of historic technology are invited to a historic firearm show under the pavilion at Walnut Grove Plantation the night before “Walnut Grove on the March,” Friday, March 4, 2016, 6-9 p.m. The show will feature re-enactors to show off their authentic and replica historic firearms and answer questions.

Have you ever wanted to know more about your grandfather’s rifle, your great-grandfather’s shotgun, or your great-great-grandfather’s muzzleloader?  Jim Kelly of Darlington Gun Works will be on hand to apply his 67 years of experience building guns to an appraisal of your historic firearm. Set your sights on this event!

Admission is $5 per person; $50 per firearm appraisal. All weapons brought on grounds for appraisal must be empty of ammunition and will be inspected by a representative of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office prior to admission to the show.  Spartanburg County Historical Association does not permit concealed carry of firearms inside its buildings.DSC02810 (1)

The annual “Walnut Grove on the March” weekend is being expanded to include  more than 100 re-enactors, storytellers, and artisans transforming the 1767 homestead into a living colonial village. The event begins on Saturday, March 5, and continues through Sunday, March 6, with music, toy making, cooking, weaving, woodworking, basketry, candle dipping, and much more!  Historic re-enactments of loyalist partisan William Cunningham’s deadly 1781 raid on the Plantation will also take place on both days.  Bloody Bill Raid

Saturday, March 5

All day:  Hourly demos, musket fire and drills, music, authors, and more

11 a.m.: Overmountain Victory Trail Association presentation

12 p.m.: Re-enactment of Bloody Bill’s Raid and battle demonstration

1 p.m.:  Artillery demonstration

3 p.m.:  Benefit auction

Sunday March 6

All day:  Hourly demos, musket fire and drills, music, authors, and more

10 a.m.:  Back Country prayer meeting

12 p.m.:  Artillery demonstration

1 p.m.:  Re-enactment of Bloody Bill’s Raid and battle demonstration

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