... From: Herum, Donna J. Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 1:38 PM Subject: Age of Armor museum exhibit demo--Sun. March 19th
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, Feb 28, 2006
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From: "Herum, Donna J." <Donna.Herum@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 1:38 PM
Subject: "Age of Armor" museum exhibit demo--Sun. March 19th
Greetings, attached is info and an Adobe Acrobat flier for an upcoming
museum demo in Evansville, Indiana. The Evansville museum is thrilled
to have the SCA's participation with this exhibit. We are encouraged to
take a break to listen to the gallery talk by the curator of the Higgins
Please pass this information on to the members of your groups.
Ragnarr and I have been through the exhibit and it has some wonderful
pieces. Feel free to contact Ragnarr or our Seneschal, Lord Accolon
Shadowhawk for more information.
"Age of Armor" Museum Exhibit & Fighting Demo
The Society for Creative Anachronism will demonstrate combat (both heavy
& rapier) of the Middle Ages in conjunction with the "Age of Armor"
exhibit at the Evansville Museum
Sunday March 19th, 2006: Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN
Demonstrations at 12:00-1:30 PM and 3:30-4:30 PM
Gallery talk by the curator of the Higgins Museum at 2:00 PM
For more information on the museum exhibit, see http://www.emuseum.org/AgeOfArmor.html
The "Age of Armor" is a traveling show from the collections of the
Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, the United States' sole
dedicated museum of armor. Overall, the exhibition includes some
five-dozen pieces, ranging from a simple yet elegant infantryman's
breastplate from the hammer of the master craftsmen of Milan to
elaborately etched and gilded elements of horse armor from Southern
Germany. The centerpieces of the exhibition are seven suits of armor,
ranging from the early sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth,
including some of the most admired pieces from the museum's current
displays. Also of special significance are a dozen breastplates,
seventeen helmets, horse armor, and various elements emphasizing
personal armor from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance.
For those members of the SCA, Please note:
* This should be a low-key fighting demo for both heavy and rapier
* We are encouraged to take a break and attend the gallery talk
* Weather permitting, we will be outdoors near the parking lot.
We also have a large indoor area with high ceilings for fighting in case
* Set-up at 11:30 AM, and we'll begin the fighting at Noon
* Please bring additional armor on stands or loose armor pieces to
display. We would also like to display other arts done in the SCA. We
will have display boxes for smaller items and the area will be manned
during the gallery talk.
* We really want to impress the museum. Please wear your fancier
garb. Fighters, if possible please wear your nice armor or use a
surcoat, avoid tennis shoes, etc...
* After the demo, we will probably retire to a local eatery.
From the south: Take U.S. 41 across the Ohio River to Veterans Memorial
Parkway. The Museum is located at the third light, west on the Parkway.
From the north: Take I-164 south to Veterans Memorial Parkway (to
downtown). The Museum is located at the third light on the Parkway.
From the East or West: Take Indiana 62 or Indiana 66 to U.S. 41. Proceed
south on U.S. 41 to Veterans Memorial Parkway (to downtown). The Museum
is located at the third light on the Parkway.
From the West: Take Indiana 62 or Indiana 66 to Fulton Avenue. Proceed
south on Fulton Avenue to Cherry Street. Turn right on Cherry. The
Museum is located at the third light on the Parkway.
For more information, please contact Sir Ragnarr at Reid_KSCA80@... or 812-853-5675.