Larry Floyd was born in South Norfolk, Va. in April 1942. Currently a resident of the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Va. Larry is retired after 33 years with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation as Deputy Asst. Director.
Larry served as Director of the former Williamsburg Film Festival for over 20 years and is Director of the new Williamsburg Nostalgia Fest which debuts in November 2018 in Williamsburg Virginia. An avid gun collector and gun historian, Larry is a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors, the Sharps Collectors Association and a member of the Company of Military Historians, a 50 year veteran of the North-South Skirmish Association. and a member of the Board of Advisers Great Bridge Battlefield Foundation. Larry has collected antique firearms for over 50 years, concentrating on the period 1800 to 1900.
Floyd is a long-time supporter of the Lone Pine Film Festival and married to the lovely, Nell, who accompanies him every year to help us celebrate.
Larry will in the Museum theater to discuss "The Hand Gun: Western Fact and Western Film"
Friday 10:00AM - 11:30 AM
Admittance by Festival Button Only
Larry's presentation - "The Hand Gun: Western Fact and Western Film”, will cover handguns and holsters used in the “West” of the 19th Century and how Hollywood interpreted their use in movies of the 20th Century and provide insight into fact & fiction on guns used in movies. Larry will also provide historical perspective on many of the guns housed in the museum’s collection. After the presentation those attending will be invited to take a closer look and hold a weapon if they so desire. Question will be entertained at any time during the presentation.