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‘History Bites’ – Lunchtime Lecture Series – Susan Ashman

May 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
67 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Forging Arms for the Nation
Susan Ashman – National Park Service
A History of the Springfield Armory
Friday, May 5, 12:15PM
Strong House, 67 Amity St, Amherst

Begun as a major arsenal under the authority of General George Washington early in the Revolutionary War, the first national armory began manufacturing muskets in 1794. Within decades, Springfield Armory had perfected pioneering manufacturing methods that were critical to American industrialization. Reopened in 1978 as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, the original 1840’s arsenal houses the world’s largest collection of historic American military firearms.


Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free


Address: 67 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States

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Phone: (413) 256-0678


Organizer Name: Amherst History Society & Museum
Phone: (413) 256-0678