Historical Everyday Life: Citizens and Soldiers

Our ordnance and dummy guns represent items that were important in everyday American life in early times, and are excellent interpreters of the experience at historical sites where the objects they reference played an important role. We focus on the living history experience by crafting these dummy guns as realistically sized silhouettes; there are no working parts, no projectiles can be shot, no pop noises are made. The stories these items tell can contribute to the dynamic dialog between adults and young people about the place of firearms in our past in times of war and in times of peace.