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

Oct 22, 2016 in Articles, 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

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nazareth-wwii-living-history-20160619-story.html

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

Jun 2, 2016 in News

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/nazareth/index.ssf/2016/05/rare_1859_books_at_the_jacobsb.html

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2017 World War II Living History Weekend

Mar 20, 2016 in Events

Jacobsburg Historical Society is very excited to host our second World War II Living History Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25, 2017.  The Boulton Historic Site will be open to the public on Saturday, June 24th  from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 25th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM for this very special […]

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2017 Market Faire and Rendezvous

Oct 31, 2014 in Events, 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 2017 event will be open to the public on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, October 29th from […]

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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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Muzzle Loader Terms Glossary

May 24, 2013 in Glossary

Aperture Sight – peep rear sight with a small hole through which the eye automatically centers the front sight Back Action Lock – type of percussion side-lock in which the mainspring is to the rear of the hammer Ball – spherical lead projectile used in the majority of muzzleloaders Ball and Swan Drops – combination […]

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A Considerable Building On Bushkill Creek: William Henry of Nazareth At Jacobsburg

May 24, 2013 in Articles

Research Supplement by Scott Paul Gordon “The sequence of Henry gun factories in Northampton County is familiar: Nazareth, Jacobsburg, Boulton. William Henry of Nazareth (1757-1821), the eldest son of William Henry of Lancaster, owned the first two gun works; his sons, J. Joseph Henry (1786-1836) and William Henry III (1794-1878), built Boulton. But this elegant […]

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