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South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York PA

Mar 06 2022
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society

On March 6, 2022, Brad Emig will present Eighteenth-Century Gunsmithing in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Presented by Brad Emig, Owner & Craftsman, Cabin Creek Muzzleloading, this program will share information pertaining to the gunsmith trade as practiced during the colonial period in eastern Pennsylvania.  Topics of discussion will include technology, materials, tools, and the tangible effects of diverse cultural influences on material products.  Tools and other objects will be on display.Brad Emig, proprietor and master craftsman of Cabin Creek Muzzleloading in Hallam, is one of the country’s preeminent gun builders using eighteenth-century gunsmithing technology.  Before opening Cabin Creek in 1995 as a private-sector gun shop operated according to eighteenth-century principles and technology, he transformed the gun shop at the Landis Valley Farm Museum from a static display to a fully functional, working representation of a gun shop from that period, and practiced his craft there for eleven years.  In addition to crafting authentic guns, he offers Arms Making Workshops along with his son Shane.
Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, pre-reservation seating/tickets are needed for this program. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page.  If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.
To Register for IN-PERSON seating, please CLICK HERE.
To Register for the ZOOM ONLY, CLICK HERE.
*** Note: This program will be most effective if one attends in person.  Brad plans to bring along items to show us, and he will stay after the formal presentation has concluded to discuss them or any other questions.  He will accept questions during his talk.
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County History Center.

Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.


Free, registration required

Contact: 7178481857

Email: nsmith@yorkhistorycenter.org


York County Historical Society Museum

250 East Market Street, York, PA 17401

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols

Face masks required: Recommended
Reservations required: Yes
Limited capacity: Yes
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

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Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper