NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “Forged & Fired: The Art of Weaponry,” an exhibition featuring the skilled artistry and practical design of weapons, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

Swords and firearms were used by soldiers for battle, and for hunting, self-defense and sport. Elaborate designs, excellent craftsmanship and opulent materials make weapons highly valuable for collectors. This exhibition explores swords and firearms, which may be similar in purpose culture and period, but creatively different. The exhibit further explores how weapons are depicted in art and their role in storytelling on the battlefield, in ceremony or as symbols.

This exhibition draws from Norwich University’s permanent collection includes some of its finest and most significant weapons, with remarkable loans from The International Spy Museum, the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Fenimore Art Museum, Northfield Historical Society and other private lenders. The exhibit includes 40 swords and sabers; 40 guns, pistols, rifles, revolvers and shotguns; 10 daggers; five knives; three short swords; and 25 works of art along with steampunk weapons and reproduction weapons from “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”

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About the Sullivan Museum

The Sullivan Museum and History Center, Vermont’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, features permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday during the academic year. For more information about the programs or exhibit, call 802-485-2183 or visit

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About Norwich University

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