Lecture: “Evolution of Firearms from the Late 1700s to the Civil War” by Mike Helms

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Event:  Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “Evolution of Firearms from the Late 1700s to the Civil War” by Mike Helms

Time:  Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7 pm

Location:  160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC  (at the corner of Hargett St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.

Admission:  For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited.

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: joellane@bellsouth.net

Joel Lane Museum House is proud to present a lecture by Mike Helms, " Evolution of Firearms from the Late 1700s to the Civil War " on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 7 pm at the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. 

The pace of firearms development accelerated rapidly in the first half of the 19th century. Firearms historian Michael Helms will be displaying a selection of period firearms and discussing their unique stories and their social and technological importance. 19th-century firearms is the topic of Michael Helms' forthcoming history thesis at North Carolina State University.

A historian by temperament and a passionate explorer and researcher, Mike Helms spends many of his Saturdays crisscrossing the state's side-roads in search of North Carolina's material culture and the rich, untold stories it tells. An accomplished public speaker, published writer and photographer, Mike makes his talks come alive with the heart and humor of a natural raconteur. A geologist by education and software architect by day, Mike Helms lives in North Raleigh with his ravishing wife and canine weekend traveling companion.

For more information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: joellane@bellsouth.net; Website: www.joellane.org