Join Curatorial Director John Leysath for “Arms and Armor,” a presentation on the history and engineering of medieval European armaments. On display will be a number of helmets and other armor pieces, as well as weaponry from the medieval to the Renaissance periods. This hour-long presentation will cover the evolution of armor and weapons throughout the Middle Ages as well as the science behind their construction and use. There will also be a discussion about the career paths of both knights and blacksmiths, and a demonstration of how their equipment was cleaned and maintained. At the conclusion of the program there will be a short question and answer session. Arms & Armor is ideal for ages 10 and up. Adults $25, Kids Under 12 are $10.
Ticket holders who wish to tour Hammond Castle Museum prior to 3pm on the day of the program may purchase Self-Guided Tour tickets in the Museum Shop at a 20% discount.