I learned some truly sad news today. The Higgins Arms and Armory Museum will close December 31 of 2013.
I am very disappointed to hear this as this is one of my favorite local Museums and the only one in the US with its unique focus. I have made a number of trips there my self and I am always impress with the displays and with the amazing staff who not only speak knowledgeably about the arms and armor but provide realistic demonstration of their use.
Its been a few years since I visited but I visit the website fairly often and follow them on Facebook. I was not aware they were in any trouble. I feel this is a local treasure and we should save it if we can. I appeal to the Higgins Staff to think outside the box and find a way to stay open. Maybe a Kick-starter program or a pennies campaign like the one that saved the USS Constitution. I offer the services of my blog to help get the word out and am willing to make donation (sadly I con only afford a small one) if it would help.
If you have never been to the Higgins and you can make it before they close make the trip this is a national treasure and if it cannot be preserved it should be enjoyed while it is hear.
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