Monday, December 30, 2013

A Trip To Higgins Armory Museum

On Saturday we decided that a trip to Higgins Armory Museum was in order. It will be closing tomorrow and we wanted to take the girls there before we ran out of time. Dave and I had been a couple of times many moons ago but we had yet to take the girls. 
We arrived a little before 10:00am and there was already a line around the building (we can't help but feel this must be bumming the staff out to some extent). Once inside we decided that we should head right upstairs to make shields before it got too busy. 
The girls had such a great time creating their sheilds!
And watching them totally flashed me back to my seventh grade social studies project (I made coats of arms). 
It was really neat to see them choose such similar items and colors for their shields without any discussion. They really are two peas in a pod!
I couldn't get enough of the stained glass windows. They are just gorgeous!
I'm so glad that we were able to go before the museum ceased to exist. The girls had such a great time, and it was neat to get to see this space and these artifacts for one last time in this building. Thankfully, the collection will be heading over to the Worcester Art Museum so it will continue to be enjoyed for years to come. We are sad that the building needs to close as it has housed Mr. Higgins arms collection for over 100 years. What a great way to have a glimpse into history and a fun way to spend the last Saturday of 2013. 

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