Current Special Exhibition


Let’s have a blast!
Student associations and sports shooting

24.09.2021 – 29.05.2022
extended until 18.12.2022

The common beginnings of student associations and sports shooting lie in the first half of the 19th century, when students and marksmen worked together for or against the introduction of the federal state in Switzerland. Among others, a light is put on the "Schützenverein Schweizerischer Studierender" (Shooting Association of Swiss Students), founded in 1861, and the shooting sections of the "Schweizerischer Zofingerverein" (Swiss Zofinger Association), founded at the beginning of the 20th century as well as the introduction of the so called Academic Day at the Federal Shooting Festival in 1934. Special attention is paid to the student pistol duel. Finally, dedicated personalities such as the Federal Councillors Henri Druey and Louis Ruchonnet are portrayed.

A cooperation of the Swiss Association for Student History with the Swiss Shooting Museum



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