C-SPAN's American Artifacts to focus on National Firearms Museum (video below)
Fairfax, Virginia - C-SPAN3 is airing an inside look of the NRA National Firearms Museum this Sunday, March 9, at 6:00pm. Part of the American Artifacts series, this two-part tour starts with the Robert Petersen Gallery and runs through the entire museum collection.
"It's a pleasure to welcome the cameras of C-SPAN to the National Firearms Museum," said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. "Sharing our exhibits with the general public is part of our mission and C-SPAN is a great venue for just that."
C-SPAN first hit the airways during the 1970s. Back then programming usually consisted of a single camera capturing all the excitement found on the floor of the House and the Senate. Their schedule has expanded since then.
Shows like BookTV, Prime Minister's Questions, American Writers, and Washington Journal have increased the excitement level considerably. American Artifacts is responsible for part of that increase.
Focusing on curators, collectors and historians, American Artifacts takes the viewer to museums and historic sites throughout the United State that they otherwise might miss. Recent subjects include the Shaw Memorial, the National Postal Museum, and the DAR Museums and Collections.
The program airs at 6:00pm and 10:00pm on Sunday with a live stream available at http://www.c-span.org/History/. The show will also be available online on the Monday following the broadcast.