Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Confederate Gun Display Removed for Space Considerations

From the November 6, 2016, WECT NBC News, Wilmington, N.C.  "Museum director 'Confederate gun display removed for space."  AP.

The Greensboro History Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart says she is not pulling it for political pressure reasons, but there is not enough space for it and it is time to change it anyway.

California doctor John Murphy loaned his collection of nearly 150 guns to the museum in 1998 then bequestedthem to the museum after his death.

It was the largest collection in the world and worth more than $2 million.  It consists of rifles, muskets and other Confederate guns.

Next June, it will be replaced with a World War I exhibit, marking the centennial of the U.S. entry to the
war.

Here's Hoping They Don't Sell the Collectin, Unless to Another Museum.  --Old Secesh

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