Battle of Hastings
The Norman’s victory at the 1066 Battle of Hastings was largely due to their horses having saddles and stirrups, which gave mounted soldiers more stability.
Daily Events for Thursday, Apr 25th, 2013
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm"Spirits of the Passage" exhibit gallery openThis humbling exhibition explores the circumstances of the transatlantic slave trade, gleaning facts and artifacts from the archaeological excavation of a sunken slave ship. Launching in February in conjunction with Black History Month, "Spirits of the Passage" includes real artifacts from slave ships as well as other period items. Iron shackles (some small enough to restrain a child), ivory tusks and brass bowls are only a few of the objects guests will find. How did the trade get started, who was involved and why did it thrive? These are some of the important questions this exhibition seeks to answer.
2nd floor, north gallery
- 11:00 am - 11:15 amArming the SamuraiAn Historic Interpreter demonstrates how a samurai of the Edo period (1603-1868) would have armed himself.
Great Hall Stage
- 2:00 pm - 2:15 pmBorder War: 1862A Kansas woman tells of the tense and bloody times on the Kansas-Missouri border that led to Quantrell’s Raid.*****
1st Floor Theatre