it’s still hard to believe she’s finished up her 6th grade year and heading into another school year… here we go for a last summer assignment (medieval studies) visiting the Higgins Armory Museum…
in a world to itself, we see knights in armor frozen in time….medieval thoughts housed in glass cases….
the most silent of jousting tournaments and ceremonial guard standing at attention as we go by
and if it’s possible to say, novel ideas of what a sword might look like that never saw battle or did harm
meanwhile st george (and dragon) are shown in a carved in armored wood
and if the museum’s collection of armor and arms, fencing demonstrations, and the occasional roman clad soldier walking around and greeting visitors were not enough, the interactive 2nd floor is great to visit with its chain mail and armor available to try on, medieval village games sets to play, moveable life-size chess games and large foam block arch and blocks for fortress building
otherwise this week has seen me busy in the workshop with a much less epic task of finishing a new little herd pigs !