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The Ashley Update: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity.

This week on The Ashley Update, we head to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh. Their curator, Mike Kraus, joins us to talk about the Memorial Hall, being a movie consultant, and a little bit about Silence of the Lambs.


Yup, the cage scene of Silence of the Lambs was filmed here. In the same place people reserve for weddings–perfect for serving finger foods.

Next week, we talk wedding planning. Of course, this being The Ashley Update, it involves Reed Knight, tanks, and the Institute of Military Technology. You won't find that on Pinterest.

Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves?


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