Firearms and Indian artifacts show set for Sept. 4

From staff reports

The Jefferson County Historical Society’s 14th annual antique firearms and Indian artifacts show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Co-sponsored with the North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, this event consists of two buildings with over 100 tables of vendors and exhibitors from across the state.

The firearms building emphasizes 19th century western Pennsylvania gunsmiths and includes accouterments, antique and modern rifle recreations of both flint and percussion rifles with many for sale.

The archaeological building will present some of the finest privately-held collections of prehistoric and historic Native American artifacts from this region. Items for display and sale will include flint tools and points, ground stone items, pipes, beadwork, pottery, and publications.

Experts in both buildings will be available throughout the day to answer questions about their interests and provide free evaluation and identification of rifles or artifacts brought in by the public.

Food concession and other activities to enjoy throughout the day will include special raffles, children’s activities, primitive games, flintknapping demonstrations, and the popular atlatl throwing area.

Jefferson County Fair Grounds is located on State Route 28, just a mile north of Exit 81 on Interstate 80.

For table reservations or more information, contact the Jefferson County History Center at (814) 849-0077 or email