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Hands-on American Revolution Exhibit

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FORT SILL,Okla_ Spring break may be coming to an end but dozens of people got a chance to enjoy the end of it with a hands on American Revolution experience.


It was all at the Fort Sill Artillery Museum and attendees got a chance to see traditional colonial clothing, items, and of course weapons.

The exhibit was put on by Gordon Blaker, of the museum, and he even showed the crowd how to load a colonial musket and gave it a fire.

Blaker said most people are just surprised of the difference between back then and now.

"Don't realize plastics didn't exist back then.  Everything was made out of bone, or horn, or something like that.  They are just surprised in some of the difference in the clothing and the way people lived," Blaker said.

Blaker said the main purpose of the museum is to train new artillery soldiers on the history of their branch.

 

He also added that another hands on exhibit is in the works for next month that is more focused on the swords of the revolutionary war.
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