Roman Legion Presentation, Worcester Art Museum
Andy Volpe: Art & History and Legion III Cyrenaica are pleased to announce the return of Roman Legion living history presentations coming to Worcester Art Museum, supporting the John Woodman Higgins Collection of arms and armor, formerly of Higgins Armory Museum, which was the 2nd largest collection of arms and armor in the United States, operational from 1931 - 2013.
Andy Volpe was Education Staff at the Higgins for a number of years, as well as a voracious volunteer from 2001 - 2013.
He created the Roman Legionary program at Higgins in 2002, and had presented a regular series of public programs on the ancient Romans until 2013. He had also presented at several schools through the Higgins' Outreach program from 2004-2006, and again in 2013. Legion III Cyrenaica was brought in to present around 2004, and the Roman program at the museum became and remained one of the most popular weekend programs at the museum, drawing in thousands of [new] visitors annually.
The unique presentation discussing the life and times of the Roman soldiers, citizen Legionaries and non-citizen Auxiliaries, including various aspects of both military and civilian life in support of Legion operations; Legion III Cyrenaica was a well-known Legion, stationed in Egypt for about 100 years, and was one of the longest-lived Roman Legions in Roman history. Detailed explanation of Roman military armaments and equipment, and an exciting and engaging "combat" presentation to debunk Hollywood myths and popular misconceptions about the Romans. (please note, the presentation is open to All Ages, but some content should be considered PG-13)
Schedule at Worcester Art Museum is being finalized, but should end up on the 2nd Sundays of each month at 2:30PM. Currently the summer schedule is June 8, July 13, and August 3. (Subject to Change)
Program is free with Museum admission, please check with the WAM website or front desk for additonal information
Legion III Cyrenaica: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legion-III-Cyrenaica/377570148688
Andy Volpe: Art & History: http://www.andyvolpe.com
Worcester Art Museum: http//www.worcesterart.org