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knife exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum

Time: December 13, 2013 to June 27, 2014
Location: Historic Arkansas Museum
Street: 200 E. Third Street
City/Town: Little Rock, AR 72201
Website or Map: http://www.historicarkansas.o…
Event Type: world's, largest, bowie, knife, exhibit
Organized By: Jan Carter
Latest Activity: May 11, 2014

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A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America"

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Comment by Mark Zalesky on December 10, 2013 at 10:12

Just in case anyone here lives within range of Little Rock, here's the schedule for opening weekend. All of these events are free and open to the public.

Friday December 13th

12:30 - 4:00 PM   Bowie Knife Symposium in the Ottenheimer Theater at the Museum. [talks on Samuel Bell, James Black, folding bowie knives, and counterfeits)

5 - 8 PM  Public Opening of the exhibit. Annual Nog-off (eggnog making competition), hors d'oeuvres, and music, all a part of 2nd Friday Art Night at the Museum


Saturday December 14th

10 AM - 12 noon and 1 - 4 PM  Bladesmithing in Blacksmith Shop, demonstrations by ABS MS and ABKA member Lin Rhea

10 AM - 4 PM  Knife Film Festival: videos in Ottenheimer Theater at the museum. Showing:
"The Iron Mistress" (1952, Alan Ladd & Virginia Mayo)
"Dirty Work: Arkansas's Knife Heritage from Bowie to Rambo" (2010, documentary)
"The Adventures of Jim Bowie" TV show starring Scott Forbes, first episode "The Birth of the Blade" (1956)
"The Sandbar Duel" documentary for Natchez TV, narrated by Jack Edmondson

Gallery Talks: Curator's Tours of the Bowie Knife Exhibit by Mark Zalesky and Bill Worthen

Special Performances: Jack Edmondson's presentations as Jim Bowie and/or on the Sandbar Fight

10 AM - 4 PM  Open House in all museum houses

Mark Z

Comment by Mark Zalesky on October 17, 2013 at 7:45

Here are two of Guy's knives from the exhibit, flanking one of mine -- these folding knives were the pocket-sized versions of bowies and dirk knives, and are an important part of our exhibit.

We'll have a grand opening Dec. 14th & 15th, and additional events the weekend of the Arkansas Custom Knife Show in February -- otherwise the museum is open 7 days a week and you can stop by anytime it's convenient. This is going to be something really special!

Mark Z

exhibit Guest Curator (and Knife World editor)

Comment by Guy on October 17, 2013 at 6:57

I have a few knives I've loaned to the Museum and look forward to seeing the exhibit.

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