Swords + Thrones

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    Photograph by Alan Solidum

November 18, 2012 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

Every year the Society for Creative Anachronism turns Family Sunday into a Medieval fair, with kids putting on helmets and battling knights. And the LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii (L.E.A.H.I.) wows the crowd with outrageous creations.

Kids can watch knights battle it out then draw swords to take on a knight of their own! Amidst chain mail, illuminated manuscripts and yarn spinning demonstrations, visitors will find medieval attire to try on. After being awed by the outrageous LEGO castle creations by L.E.A.H.I., kids can play with LEGO. Activities end at 3pm.

• Jousting knights + Whack-a-Knight—you've seen them fight, now it's your turn to challenge a knight (alternate every 30 minutes)
• See the amazing armor and weapon collection! Made of strong steel alloy, and forged by master swordsmith, they are a symbol of power, strength, and bravery.
• Medieval dress up
• Watch the processes of the ancient arts of chainmail, yarn spinning and illumination/calligraphy!
• Be a queen or king: Kids can make a royal crown out of construction paper. After creating the crown from strips of paper, decorate it with "gems," feathers, and other noble accoutrements.
• Children can design and decorate their own coat-of-arms canvas banner to take home.
L.E.A.H.I. castles display and brick-building activity.  

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe.  Their “Known World” consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world.  Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events that feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes, workshops, and more.

LEAHI—LEGO® Enthusiasts Association of Hawai‘i—is a LEGO® User Group. They are based on O‘ahu, but welcome all of their Neighbor Island friends to join! If you enjoy LEGO®, live in Hawai‘i, and are at least 13 years old, you can become a member of LEAHI. Visit their website:  www.leahi.org


Kids (ages 1-17) can enter the monthly drawing contest.
The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies.
The winner receives a Family Level membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art (worth $95), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum's website.

Congratulations to October winner Mallory Wong, age nine, of Honolulu!