Opening, NRA National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Mo. & You’re Invited

You’re invited to the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops flagship superstore in Springfield, Mo.

NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops

Springfield, MO –-( We’re proud to invite you to a special preview tour of the new NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, located at the Bass Pro Shops national headquarters “granddaddy” store in Springfield, Mo., on Friday Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

We also would love to see you at the museum’s ribbon cutting ceremony/grand opening on Friday, Aug. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. This new museum promises to be extremely popular, giving visitors a chance to see more than a thousand historically significant sporting arms in one place.

The unveiling will begin with a special opportunity for you to take a first look at a firearms collection that can only be described as world class. You’ll see firearms that figure significantly in the history of our country and trace the evolution of hunting and conservation. You’ll also receive opportunities to interview the firearms expert who assembled this collection. Plus, we’ll provide you with the resources and information you need to share the story of this extraordinary museum with your audiences.

The grand opening is expected to be an exciting event with many special guests who share a passion for the history these artifacts tell about hunting, conservation and freedom.

Nearly 10 years in the making, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum is the result of a partnership between the National Rifle Association and Bass Pro Shops.  Bass Pro Shops donated the space and designed and built the 7,500-square-foot museum while NRA provided the firearms, text and storylines for the exhibits.

You’re also invited to tour the adjoining Archery Hall of Fame Museum, which preserves the history and tradition of archery and bowhunting through special exhibits from Geronimo’s bow to memorabilia from the legendary Fred Bear collection.

As part of the NRA News coverage of the grand opening, “Cam & Company” will broadcast live from the museum on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1 and 2, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. John Popp and Cameron Gray will sit in for Cam Edwards and broadcast live from the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum’s grand opening in Missouri. They will feature interviews with special guests and VIP’s from NRA, Bass Pro Shops and the surrounding area. The shows will air on and on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Patriot Channels.

We hope you’ll join us for this special event.