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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences
We took a tour of the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences today and, while there was nothing (unfortunately) flyfishing related in the exhibits we visited, there was a very nice collection of blade weapons and early arms. While my knowledge of weapons doesn't come close, my passion for double guns nearly matches that of flyfishing. This is one of two displays of early shotguns. These, two French and one simply marked "European", are examples of flint lock shotguns dating between 1770 and 1800!! The three scatter guns in the other case spanned the 1800s and, I was pleased to see, included an early Ithaca percussion 10 gauge! We ran out of time before we were able to see all the museum had to offer so we will definitely plan to return. Check it out if you're ever in the neighborhood. Who knows, maybe we can convince them to install a flyfishing exhibit!!