In conjunction with our exhibit about Reelsville’s master muzzleloading gunsmith Billy Vietor, local gunsmith Howard Kendall will be at the Museum to talk, advise and identify shooting and hunting-related items. Mr. Kendall has smithed his own muzzleloaders and built a few under the tutelage of Billy Vietor. On display currently are many of Vietor’s handcrafted patterns, tools, and molds and a selection of his beautifully crafted firearms. This exhibit has been made possible with the help of Sharon Vietor Clossin, Howard Kendall, Tim Gierke, Sam Gorham, and Aubrey Williams.
Please contact staff at 765 653-8419 if you are interested in bringing an item for identification or need further information.