Pictured is Jamie LaBreck dressed as a Knights Templar.

Castles and Kingdoms of the Knights Templar


On Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. museum volunteer Frank LaBreck will discuss Castles and Kingdoms of the Knights Templar at Castlerock Museum in Alma.

The lecture will provide an overview of the history of the Military Order of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon that existed from 1119 to 1312. The emphasis will be on the international aspects of the order, their institutions and lasting influences. The legacy of the Templars and organizations that survived the dramatic fall of the order will also be discussed. As part of the program, there will be a special re-enactor display showing reproduction weapons and armor from the era.

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


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