Castlerock Museum featuring the Midwest’s most complete collection of arms and armor opens its season of monthly presentations and special events on May 11 with Expo ’13, an entire day filled with colorful exhibits, demonstrations, live music, food and family fun.
Presentations will take place in the museum’s theater and outdoors in front of the “Castle,” beginning at 10AM. Demonstrations include: combat and swordsmanship skills using rapier and long sword, ancient blacksmithing techniques using a forge, bellows, hammers and anvil, wood turning with a hand powered Viking bow lathe. Other activities include a traditional May Pole Dance, and photo opportunities at the “Knight & Lady” face board.
The theater opens at 10:00 with Viking Women’s Clothing & the Role of Women in Norse Culture, followed by Popular Castles of France at 11, Norman Weapons & Tactics, at 12.
Afternoon presentations include: The Battle of Breitenfeld at 2:00, followed by the film The Littlest Viking playing from 3-4:45. The evening will feature a multimedia show of Norse Poetry and Music.
Admission for the day is $5.00 per adult. Students $3.00.
Museum members, active duty military & preschool children accompanied by an adult are admitted free.
Castlerock is located overlooking the Mississippi River at 402 S. 2nd Street in Alma, Wisconsin. Additional information can be found at the website: www.castlerockmuseum.com