SAVANNAH, GA – AUGUST 17, 2023 – Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center will offer a full day of free admission to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Liberty, and Beaufort counties on Saturday, August 19, 2023. In addition to ‘The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum,’ visitors can explore the new Telfair Children’s Art Museum, participate in art activities, and view armor displays and mock battle demonstrations presented by the Shire of Forth Castle and members of Schola St. George from 12 to 4 p.m.
Curated from the Worcester Art Museum’s impressive Higgins Armory Collection, ‘The Age of Armor’ explores the ways in which armor was used and transformed due to technological innovations and evolving styles of warfare from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. Visitors will discover the different and often surprising stories embedded in these powerful objects — many painstakingly engineered, elegantly designed, and treasured as the expression of their owners’ taste, sophistication, and prowess.
“We are excited to present this unique event that will bring ‘The Age of Armor’ exhibition to life for visitors of all ages,” said Harry DeLorme, director of education and senior curator. Both the Shire of Forth Castle (Society for Creative Anachronism) and Schola St. George celebrates the history and arts of the Middle Ages through research, demonstrations, and events. In addition to armor touch tables, the afternoon’s activities will include a mock barrier battle onstage as well as a medieval fashion show.
Telfair Museums presents six Free Family Days per year thanks to generous and continued support from the City of Savannah, Georgia Council for the Arts, and Colonial Group. The Jepson Center, located downtown at 207 W York St, opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About Telfair Museums
Opening in 1886, Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South and the first U.S. museum founded by a woman. The museum features a world-class art collection in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District and encompasses three sites: the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the Telfair Academy. For more information on Telfair Museums, please visit www.telfair.org.
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