This is Your Chance to Hold Annie Oakley's Gun!

…and imagine thrilling the crowd at Madison Square Garden
and bowing after performances throughout Europe.

Photo of a man opening a display case and removing Annie Oakley's rifle

This opportunity has never been offered before! Dan Kagey, maintenance staff at Garst, is removing the gun from its display case in the National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum so that enthusiasts can hold Annie’s 1910 J. Stevens .22 caliber deluxe target rifle with a Scheutzen butt. 

Set your sights on the target days and times at Garst Museum during the Gathering at Garst. This extraordinary event will be from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 in the Pioneer Wing, directly behind the Lowell Thomas Meeting Room, with knowledgeable individuals available to assist. As a fundraising event sponsored by the Annie Oakley Center Foundation, the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth under 18. Admission to the museum will be charged only if guests want to tour the facility beyond the Pioneer Wing. 

Annie Oakley is a legend who lives on, and you can personally connect with history’s most famous “sure shot.” Have your picture taken like Dan did so you can impress your family and friends when you tell them that you held an authentic piece of history in your hands!

Man holding Annie Oakley's rifle in front of a large photo of Annie.

Images courtesy of the Darke County Historial Society
Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1025, Greenville, OH 45331