Weapons: Beyond the Blade - Opening Day Programming

Join us for special programming inside our newest special exhibit, Weapons: Beyond the Blade!


Saturday, October 7

Educator-led programs
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Get up close with some unique pieces! Learn about their background from MPM Educators. This program includes:

  • exploring weapons found in graves and tombs
  • comparing/contrasting sword blade shapes through history
  • learning about the practice and technique of flint knapping by examining projectile points

Partner programs
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to meet with the Midwest Knife Throwers Association and learn about the history and practice of knife throwing! Visitors can also interact with an Ancient Roman military leader and learn about various weapons used in that time period.

Sunday, October 8

Re-enactment program
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Meet a costumed Ancient Roman military leader and see the various weapons used in that time period. When in Rome...