(glimpses) – the young knight’s journey

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

and the very unusual find of a Wedgewood encrusted sword made … who could imagine the pairing of fine china ceramics and honed metal in this way …

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 !

ps. I found out that the Higgins Armory Museum itself will be closing in December 2013 until it otherwise incorporated into the Worchester Museum of Art.  The collection there is the third largest of it’s kind in the world. The current space is really special and definitely worth a visit if you are near by in the northeast!
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6 thoughts on “(glimpses) – the young knight’s journey

  1. thank you! it's definitely a really interesting place to visit with so many different happenings inside.I found out that the Higgins Museum itself will be closing in December 2013 until it ise reincorporated into the Worchester Museum of Art. The current space is really special and definitely worth a visit if you are near by!

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  2. Wow, that's a pretty cool museum. I think my girls would be terrified!!! LOL But they are only 3 and 5. Really enjoyed your pics, thanks. :)Angela at sunnysweetlife.blogspot.com

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