Museum to hold program highlighting antique guns

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting an Antique & Historic Guns program Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. This free admission program will feature a local antique gun expert who will be showing historic firearms and demonstrating what they would have been used for in that time period. The museum will display various historic guns. Civil War period rifles, an antique Henry rifle, a historic Kentucky rifle, the gun police officers used to hold Whitley County’s notorious Charles Butler, and many other firearms important to Whitley County’s history will all be on display. The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County. This is achieved through educational programs, artifact preservation and collection, exhibits, publications, and collaboration with related groups. The museum is located at 108 W. Jefferson St. in Columbia City. Hours are Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free.