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Maidstone Museum hosts Marksmanship Challenge


Pictured: David Blakney aims for the bullseye during the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum’s Old Time Black Powder Muzzleloader Marksmanship Challenge.


by Sylene Argent

Area marksmen set their sites to aim for the bullseye while competing in the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum’s Old Time Black Powder Muzzleloader Marksmanship Challenge on Saturday afternoon.

  Participants, from all over the County, competed for prizes in the event, while taking the time to teaching each other about the history of their muzzleloaders.

  The competition was coupled with the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum’s annual fundraising yard sale, held over the weekend.


  Museum Curator Victoria Beaulieu said Museum supporters were grateful to Wayne Bristow for donating many of the items up for sale. There were many vintage glassware, antique porcelain, electronics, collectables, books, paintings, and vintage kitchenware items available.

Funds raised will support the Museum.

  The Maidstone Bicentennial Museum doors are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., during the months of June and July. 


Pictured above: Kirk Walstedt and Livia Lord show off some of the vintage and antique items that were up for grabs during the annual fundraising yard sale.

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