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Seige the Day: Trebuchet Building at Higgins - Boston Events INSIDER

Seige the Day: Trebuchet Building at Higgins at Boston Events INSIDER Johnny's Summary
Did you miss the catapults last week in Cambridge? They're going to build one at the Higgins Armory, the fantastic museum of ancient armor and weapons. 10am-12 but they'll have many other events that day. . 508-853-6015. 100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA . See my Johnny Monsarrat prank on Dan.
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Siege the Day! Trebuchet Contest

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trebuchets are a type of medieval siege machine used to destroy castle walls. Using the principles of gravity and levers, they were capable of hurling large stones a great distance. Watch as teams compete for accuracy and coolness.

Not one to sit on the sidelines? Put together your own team! Download an entry packet.

COST:

Free with Museum Admission

Salle d'Armes Class

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what it is like to wield the knightly longsword or the musketeer's deadly rapier? At the Higgins Academy of the Sword you will receive expert instruction in rapier, longsword, and dueling sabre, as well as the classical forms of modern fencing weapons. We invite you to join a growing community of men and women exploring the art, science, and spirit of the sword in a safe, progressive system of instruction. Build overall fitness and coordination as you learn living swordplay traditions handed down from the days when a person's life might depend on their skill with a blade.

Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 and Saturday mornings from 10:30 to noon. Monthly tuition rate of $100 applies. Individual classes are $20 each. The class is open to age 16 and up. No equipment is required.

To enroll, please contact Heather Feland at (508) 853-6015 or higgins@higgins.org.

COST:

Monthly tuition rate of $100 applies. Individual classes are $20 each.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:

Yes

CATEGORY:

Swordplay Classes

Academy of the Sword

Arms and Armor Show

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Why armor? Who wore it, who made it, and why are there so many different types? In this interactive program, discover the history of armor, from its evolution from mail to plate armor to its disappearance (and modern reappearance on the battlefield). Volunteers from the audience will have opportunities to help with the demonstration.

COST:

Free with Museum Admission


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