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Date(s) - 07/09/2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Campus Martius Museum

Reservations Required.

Cost: $25 per person

Guest Speaker: Beardsley’s Battery

Topic: Civil War Cannons and Mortars and Projectiles, Oh My!

nit.ty – grit.ty
Definition: The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation

The Nitty Gritty Series explores the finer aspects of chosen exhibits in Campus Martius and The Ohio River Museums. Presenters who have a special interest in their chosen topic will share their stories and expertise with participants. This program is for adults. Students ages 12-18 must have parental supervision.

July begins with a “BOOM” as participants learn about Civil War artillery. Beardsley’s Battery will discuss cannons, mortars and projectiles right down to the nitty-gritty. Reproductions of a cannon and mortar will be charged and fired. Examples of balls, shells and canisters will be displayed as the history and development of each is presented.

All Dates in this Series:

January 22 – Basic Traditional Gunsmithing Techniques of the 19th Century

February 5 – Quilling – Creating the Perfect Valentine

April 16 – Weaving Machines and Basic Weaving Techniques

May 21 – Steam Power on Land and Water

July 9 – Civil War Cannons and Mortars and Projectiles, Oh My!

August 20 – Modern Hand Quilting

November 12 – Timber Tools and Framing on the Frontier

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