WESTERN HERITAGE (Zoom presentations and National Conference info below)


The Evolution of the Revolver – Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. mountain time:

The Evolution of the Revolver, presented by Jason Schubert, will examine the many steps, and some steps back, in developing a hand-held firearm with multiple shots delivered via a revolving cylinder both in the U.S and Europe. From pepperbox to Paterson, Smith & Wesson and Colt, the tragic tale of Rollin White, and from Adams to Webley-Fosbery, the evolution of the revolver is the stuff dreams are made of.

Jason Schubert, Curator of the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma since 2007, holds a BA in History and an MA in Museum Science from Texas Tech University. Jason has worked in museums since he graduated high school in 1993. His interest in Western History and Firearms History have been the center of his professional life. He has served youth through more than 20 years in the Boy Scouts of America include receiving his Eagle Scout ward and Vigil Honor in Scouting’s Honor Society. He served the organization as Scoutmaster and past Director of the Philmont Scout Ranch Museum.

Inventions and Advancements in the 1800s – Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. mountain time:

Many of the things we take for granted today were first born in the 1800s.  Cars, airplanes, advanced communication, modern medicine, toilet paper, and underarm deodorant all started with inventors and inventions of the 1800s.  You’ll be surprised by our innovative history in the U.S. and around the world.

The Goingsnake Tragedy  – Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. mountain time:

Racial, political, and romantic tensions as well as feuds over previous Civil War loyalties exploded in the courtroom of the Cherokee Nation’s Goingsnake District on April 15, 1872 during the trial over the murder Polly Beck, a Cherokee member, and the wounding of her white husband.  Cherokee historian and 4-H Western Heritage volunteer, Mr. Mark Parman will tell the tale of a tragedy that left 11 dead and the lessons that can be learned.

How Black Powder Cartridges are Made – Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. mountain time:

This is a historical demonstration of black powder cartridge construction and not a how-to video.  There are a few very important differences between smokeless powder cartridge production and black powder cartridge production.  This presentation will cover these differences and provide reference material for further study of the subject.  Nearly every black powder factory and ammunition manufacturer suffered deadly explosions at some point in their history despite safely protocols.  Learn the characteristics of black powder the make the substance susceptible to accidents.
Presenter – Todd Kesner, Montana 4-H

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