Scott and I drove down to Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday to celebrate his birthday in the style he likes best. Visiting a military history museum and getting to drool over all of the weapons. The Frazier History Museum is one we have been wanting to visit for quite a while and I decided that now was a good time to do so.
Scott’s degree is in Medieval History, and the third floor of this museum was right down his alley. One of the things I liked most was the life size vignettes that were there. The costumes on the mannequins were really well done and they were so realistic.
I’ll bet this guy wished for some knitted socks. Can you imagine trying to fight and knowing your socks (stockings, leg coverings, or whatever they called them) are falling down? In a comedy, the guy would call a halt to the fight, bend down, yank his leggings back up and say, “Okay!” and the fight would continue.
The faces on the models were amazing!
I kept waving my hand in front of this one’s face to see if he would blink. Not once.
There were several hands-on things you could try, including this one for the long bow.
The goal was to pretend you were firing into the air and you wanted the arrow to get to the enemy line in front of you. How far back should you pull it? Scott and I had to give it a try.
In case you can’t read it, it says Dead on Target. I really need to get into archery. Poor Scott keep getting the Almost Too Far line. I did once, and hit Yeoman Archer once, but hit the Dead on Target twice.
Of course there were lots and lots of swords and knives on display. I liked this one because it looks like it has a bobbin as the handle.
If you are in the Louisville area, you need to check out this museum. Even with his Medieval History degree, Scott sais he learned things he never knew before.