“New” Gunmakers Fair at Kempton

Nov 8, 2021 in News

Jacobsburg Historical Society is pleased to announce that the “New” Gunmakers Fair at Kempton will be held at the Kempton Community Center on July, 29, 30, 31, 2022! The Gunmakers Fair at Kempton will be carrying on a tradition that Chuck Dixon started over 37 years ago to bring together gunmakers, artisans, and like-minded people […]

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Christmas at Boulton 2021

Sep 4, 2021 in Events, News

Join us for a Very Special Christmas at Boulton on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 11:00am to 4:00pm and from Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

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September Open House Weekend

Sep 4, 2021 in News

Free Museum Tours of the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum and the 1832 J. Joseph Henry House!

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2021 Market Faire and Rendezvous

Mar 24, 2020 in News

Jacobsburg Historical Society’s annual Market Faire & Rendezvous is traditionally held during the last full weekend of October on the grounds of the Boulton Historic Site, just outside of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The 2021 event will be open to the public on Saturday, October 30th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, October 31th from […]

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Jacobsburg Historic Society’s Fur Rendezvous and Market Faire a blast from the past

Oct 22, 2016 in News

Jacobsburg Historic Society’s Fur Rendezvous and Market Faire a blast from the past

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Re-enactors Remember World War II Sacrifices

Jul 1, 2016 in News


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Where you can see the 1859 books that ‘invented’ the Lehigh Valley

Jun 2, 2016 in News


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Building A Pennsylvania Longrifle

Aug 15, 2013 in News

“Building a Pennsylvania Longrifle” By Dave Ehrig   “Pennsylvania is where it originated and, with very few exceptions, that’s where it was made.  I guess it shouldn’t matter, but it does.  After all, that old flintlock not only was the first truly American firearm, but it also played an important role in shaping a wilderness […]

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Winner Takes All

Jul 4, 2013 in Articles

WINNER TAKES ALL !! By Richard Hujsa   Back in the year 1974 my friend David Hardy and I, rightly or wrongly, considered ourselves to be two of the top muzzle loading rifle target shooters in the country. We had an enviable record, consistently winning nearly all the rifle competitions in which we participated. We […]

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Muzzle Blasts: The Pennsylvania Long-rifle Museum at Boulton

May 24, 2013 in Articles

By Dave Ehrig “North of Easton, Pennsylvania, in the historic little town of Boulton, is the historic Henry Family of Gunsmiths Homestead. Known as the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum, the site includes the largest collection of Henry muzzleloaders, as well as a priceless collection of antique and historic firearms. More than 200 years have passed since […]

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