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Daniel Boone Home offers look back at gunsmithing


Gunsmithing, a craft that has been part of American history and culture for centuries, is the July featured Artisan in Residence program at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1866 Hwy. F in Defiance. The program is held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, July 22.

With over 20 years of experience in the historic gunsmith trade, gunsmith Bill Loyd is host of the program and will discuss the make and care of firearms, as well as show some of the replica firearms he has created. Those in attendance have an opportunity to ask questions about the process and history of gunsmithing. This free event is appropriate for all ages and registration is not required.

Additionally, Daniel Boone and his biographer, John Filson, depicted by Barney Combs and Robert Pecoraro, Kentucky Colonels and Certified Interpretive Guides, will conduct guided tours of the Historic Daniel Boone Home every hour starting at 9 a.m.

Admission to the park and self-guided tours of the village grounds are free; however, fees do apply for guided tours.

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