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Higgins Armory Outing - RSVP by Nov 8th

posted Oct 25, 2013, 6:40 AM by Brice Center   [ updated Nov 14, 2013, 8:24 PM ]
What:
Higgins Armory Outing

When: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Who: All scouts, parents, siblings, etc.

Cost: $9 per person

Uniform: Class A full Scout uniform

Address:

Higgins Armory Museum
100 Barber Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606-2444
higgins.org
(click here for directions)


RSVP:
by Friday Nov 8th with your total number of Adults and Kids.  Please respond to the Evite that you should have received in your email on October 25th (hint: check your SPAM folder and Social/Promotions inboxes). 

If there is any trouble, or if you didn't get the Evite, a backup method is to reply to Rachel Amato at rrcjamato@comcast.net.

What to Bring to Higgins:

► Money ($9/person)

Permission slip

► Camera

Outing Details:

The Higgins Armory Museum is closing its doors forever on Dec 31 of this year.  Come to this Pack 100 Outing to see its amazing collection of arms and armor in the same building that has housed the collection since 1931.  Next year, most of the collection will be acquired by the Worcester Art Museum, but some will be sold elsewhere.  The Worcester Art museum will only display a portion of the collection at any one time.  The rest will be in storage, with only some pieces rotated for display.  This will likely be your last chance to see the entire collection the way John Woodman Higgins intended for it to be displayed when he built the museum in 1931.

The collection, some 3000 pieces in all, includes major examples of arms and armor from medieval and Renaissance Europe, Ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Japan. On display are two dozen full suits of armor for battle, jousting, and courtly ceremony, in addition to swords, staff weapons, firearms, and artwork from the age of knightly armor. The American Association of Museums in its most recent reaccreditation report described the museum as "a place of national significance ... with superb collections."

On this outing, the scouts will get a private interactive show in the Higgins auditorium explaining specific arms and armor.  Afterward, the scouts will get a guided tour of the rest of the museum.

We did this outing in 2011, and everyone who attended enjoyed it a lot.

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