SCA to Demonstrate at Armor Exhibit

Lady Kirsten reports that members of the SCA have been requested to demonstrate armored and rapier combat in conjunction with the Age of Armor exhibit at the Evansville (Indiana) Museum of Arts, History & Science March 19, 2006.

Kirsten writes:

Greetings, please feel free to forward...

The SCA has been asked to demonstrate combat (both heavy & rapier) in conjunction with the "Age of Armor" exhibit at the Evansville Museum. Ragnarr and I have been through the exhibit and it has some truly impressive pieces.

Sunday March 19th, 2006:
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Evansville, Indiana

Demonstrations at 12:00-1:30 PM and 3:30-4:30 PM

Gallery talk by the curator of the Higgins Armory Museum at 2:00 PM

For more information on the museum exhibit visit the website.

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. The exhibit continues through April 9, 2006.

For those members of the SCA, Please note:

  • This should be a low-key fighting demo for both heavy and rapier fighters.
  • 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 of rain.
  • 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.

Directions:
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@hotmail.com

Thank you for your attention,
Kirsten