Jul 28 2020


7:00 pm

Pennsylvania-Kentucky Longrifles of Franklin County

Waynesboro – Refrew Wagon Shed Room – Visitors Center

Tuesday July 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Franklin County, PA is well-known for its tradition of fine Pennsylvania-Kentucky style longrifle-making. One craftsman in particular, master gunsmith John H. Johnston (c.1809-1889), spent his entire working life in Waynesboro, manufacturing longrifles for over 50 years. Apprenticing under Henry Carlile, celebrated gunsmith of Shippensburg, PA, Johnston employed elements of what is known as the Chambersburg School of rifle-making; his work is now recognized as being among the finest examples found in the region.  His son went on to found the successor firm Great Western Gunworks in Pittsburgh which was in production through 1923. Join presenter Wayne Martz for an informal conversation about the beauty, quality, and legacy of Franklin County Pennsylvania-Kentucky longrifles, with special focus on the work of J. H. Johnston. Wayne will share examples from his personal collection along with those on exhibit at Renfrew Museum and Park.
1. In-Person
Wagon Shed Room – Visitors Center
1010 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Limit 25. Advance registration required.

We will be at 50% of our normal capacity for this room. Physical seating will be spaced 6′ apart per CDC and DOH guidelines for social distancing. Masks are required.

AVAILABILITY: 25 seats remaining

2. Online via Zoom

Link and password will be provided via email prior to the event.

AVAILABILITY: 100 spots remaining

$5 per person / FREE for Renfrew Members
Reservations required. Registration will close at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.



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