Gary Schlosstein of Alma, Wisconsin recently achieved his dream: to have a showcase for his extensive collection of medieval memorabilia. The Castlerock Arms and Armor Museum opened July 9, 2011. Adam Voge of the Winona Daily News has the story.
Schlosstein has been collection for 30 years, everything from a crusader's sword to suits of armor to tapestries, and now he will be able to share his collection with the world. "This is the kind of stuff that big museums don't have," said Alan Rock, a 20-year-old medieval artifacts enthusiast from Houston, Texas, who happened to be visiting family in Alma. "It's good that someone would collect items so people can view them for pleasure."