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There's a fascinating exhibit opening up at the Yakima Valley Museum  called Lock, Stock, and Barrel: Historic Firearms of the Yakima Valley Museum.  It looks at the development and application of firearms technology from pre-colonial days, through the wild west, world wars and more.

The Museum's Interim Executive Director, David Burton says, "The exhibit showcases the variety of guns in one of the museum's most extensive collections, interpreting them as tools of survival and defense. Through the multiple lenses of science, invention, entrepreneurship, and popular culture, this exhibition speaks to the ingenuity and evolution in gun technology, as well as the role firearms have played in the development of our nation and in the shaping of American identity."

The  showcase run from September 23, 2017 through February 10, 2018 with a special event on November 4th at 2:00pm.  On that date firearms expert Ashley Hlebinsky from Wyoming and the (Buffalo Bill) Cody Firearms Museum will be on hand for a special presentation.

The Yakima Valley Museum is located at 2105 Tieton Drive in Yakima.