The new Firearms of the Texas Frontier exhibit at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features a Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine on loan from NRA Museums.
The exhibit showcases the technological evolution of the firearms industry and the role firearms played in settling Texas and the Battle of the Alamo. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn how to load and fire the period guns through an interactive kiosk.
“This exhibit is a great way for families to learn about Texas’ rich history and how firearms helped build our country,” said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. “We are proud to have assisted such a fine museum with a piece from our own collection.”
In addition to the exhibit inside the Alamo Shrine, staff and trained volunteers will show off replicas of the historic firearms in a hands-on exhibit and conduct live firing demonstrations in the courtyard behind the historic chapel.
Firearms of the Texas Frontier – Flintlock to Cartridge (1836-1876) is free to the public and will run through April 15, 2015. Learn more at http://www.thealamo.org.
About NRA Museums
NRA Museums proudly promotes the role of firearms in the American experience with more than 3,000 guns on display between its three locations. The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO, and the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest in Raton, NM are open to the public, free of charge, every day of the week. For more information, visit its www.nramuseums.com.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.