Jamie LaBreck dressed as a Norman knight at a museum event.

Learn about the evolution of armor


Have you ever seen a suit of armor and wondered why it was made the way it was? Then visit Castlerock Museum in Alma on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m., for a special presentation by Jamie LaBreck on the evolution of ancient and medieval armor.

The program will focus on European armor beginning with early Neolithic bone armor and continuing on through the eventual development of full plate armor. The interplay between weapons and armor will be discussed and special attention will be given to early types of armor that are less well known. 

LaBreck is a museum volunteer and reenactor with a passion for ancient and medieval warfare. He has taken part in a number of programs at the museum over the years.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members receive a 50 percent discount. Castlerock Museum will be open at 1 p.m. for visitors that would like to see the exhibits beforehand. Seating is limited. Reservations are not required but appreciated. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or info@castlerockmuseum.com for more details.

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