CHEYENNE – Evan Green, Wyoming State Museum volunteer and host of the museum’s Firearms Friday series, will present a history of firearms in Wyoming, featuring selections from the museum’s collection.
The presentation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with a repeat presentation at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26. Both presentations will take place in the multi-purpose room of the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Admission is free.
During the presentations, Green will explore the change in technology with firearms, from flintlocks to percussion cap, and how that change played a significant role in the West. Green will also share some of the stories he’s learned as part of his research on the museum’s firearms collection.
Some of the firearms of note include: a .45-caliber Whitney cartridge rolling block owned by Thomas Sturgis, founding member of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and instrumental in starting the Cheyenne Club; a Model 1876 Winchester .50-caliber Express used by Webb Hayes, son of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes; a Colt Single Action Army revolver .32-caliber owned by Earl Hayner, who participated in the manhunt for Earl Durand in 1939; and a Model 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver owned by Al Smith, who was involved in the 1897 gunfight at the Hole in the Wall.