One of them, titled "Lock, Stock and Barrel: The Terry Tyler Collection of Vermont Firearms," features 106 guns made between 1790 and 1900. There may not actually be a Glock among them, as I have no idea when Glocks arrived on the arsenal scene. In fact, I'm personally no fan of anything with which I could shoot myself or others, but I'm sure these particular weapons are at least handsomely designed.
Fashion design (alluded to in the "Scissors" part of my headline above) is the subject of the Shelburne's third major exhibit this year. "In Fashion" offers up costumes and accessories both from the museum's collection as well as from some leading contemporary designers. In fact, a little birdy told me that a designer whose initials are KL and who is known to sometimes hang in Vermont will be involved. But that's a secret, OK?
This exhibit doesn't open till June 18, so fashionistas should not get your knickers in a twist just yet. But you could pull out some pretty, strappy sandals from your closet and gaze at them longingly.
Guns and paper open May 15. Details at shelburnemuseum.org. All photos courtesy of the museum.