172-176 Main Street - PO Box 51 | Brookville PA 15825     |   (814) 849-0077    |    jchc@windstream.net

​​Jefferson County History Center

The Jefferson County Historical Society and North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will present the 11th annual Antique Firearms and Indian Artifact Show from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, September 3rd at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. This event consists of two buildings with over 100 tables of vendors and exhibitors with items for show and sale.

 The Antique Firearms building features all types of firearms, weapons and accouterments through 1898 with an emphasis relating to western Pennsylvania gunsmiths. It also includes modern gunsmiths and artisans who continue the flintlock and percussion muzzle loading tradition with their craftsmanship in    rifles, knives, powder horns, leatherwork and other period items.

 The Archaeology building includes exhibits and items for sale from throughout Pennsylvania and adjoining states ranging from historic to prehistoric artifacts, archaeological materials, publications and other objects relating to the collecting hobby. Modern flintknappers will demonstrate how arrowheads and other stone tools were crafted and experts will be on-hand to help identify and evaluate artifacts for the public.

 Other activities throughout the day will include an atlatl (spear throwing) competition sanctioned by the World Atlatl Association.  Instructors will be on hand inviting everyone to try their hand at this hunting weapon which is thousands of years old and a more modern use of the tomahawk.  

 Several raffles will be held on site that include a free door prize drawing and a custom built reproduction 50 caliber flintlock created in the style of Abraham Burkett from Jefferson County made by Ron Luckenbill, who recently provided the rifles for the movie The Revenant. 

 The fairgrounds are located on route 28 just ¼ mile north of exit 81 on Pennsylvania interstate 80. Adult admission is only $7 with children under 12 free. 

 For more information, contact the Jefferson County History Center at (814) 849-0077 or email kburkett-jchc@windstream.net

 

2016 Antique Rifles and Indian Artifact Show