2019 Revolutionary War Living History Weekend

Feb 10, 2019 in Events, News

We are very excited to host our first American Revolutionary War Living History Weekend presented by the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment. With over 40 years of experience in Living History, the 6th Pennsylvania is the standard in today’s reenacting community. See history come alive as the 6th PA presents the School of the Soldier with marching, […]

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Spring 2019 Gunsmith Apprentice Program

Dec 28, 2018 in Events, News

Craft your own family heirloom, a flintlock Pennsylvania longrifle! The Spring 2019 Gunsmith Apprentice Program will run for 9 Sundays, 12-5pm in the Early American Craft Center starting March 3, 2019 through May 5, 2019. Class size is limited to eight (8) apprentices who have not taken the class previously. Apprentices will be admitted when […]

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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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2019 World War II Living History Weekend

Mar 20, 2017 in Articles, Events, Latest News, News

Jacobsburg Historical Society is very excited to host our annual World War II Living History Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23, 2019.  The Boulton Historic Site will be open to the public on Saturday, June 22nd   from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 23rd   from 9:00AM to 3:00PM for this very special […]

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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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