On Saturday, May 18th, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base attended ‘Star Wars Day’ at the Higgins Armory Museum. The Emperor and his apprentice Darth Vader were accompanied by their Imperial forces alongside a team of Jedi led by General Obi-Wan Kenobi. The NEG also participated in a pair of “dressing panels” where a Samurai and Darth Vader’s armor were compared side-by-side. Later on in the day a similar panel was held comparing a Gothic Knight and an Imperial Stormtrooper. The NEG was saddened by the news that the museum…
 
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On Saturday May 12th, members of Alderaan Base and the 501st New England Garrison were out to support the Third Annual Higgins Armory¬†http://higgins.org/ Star Wars day. The museum showcases a personal collection of arms and armor from various regions and time periods, and tries to connect it to the modern day through interesting programming around popular themes. Around 25 group members were present to roam the museum and help bring the Star Wars universe to life for over 700 museum patrons. In addition, members assisted with two educational panels showing how Star Wars costumes were derived from historical armor: Darth…
 
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On, May 22nd, 2010, members of the New England Garrison descended upon the Higgins Armory Museum for their second Star Wars Day. Last year, the Garrison trooped a similar event, with enthusiastic results. Founded in 1961 when collector John Higgin’s collection went public, the museum now houses thousands of historical pieces, from armor to weapons, stained glass and paintings from all over the world, including armor from the Middle East, Feudal Japan, Renaissance Europe, as well as Ancient Greece and Rome. The museum aims to educate the public on the role and history behind the use of armor and weapons…
 
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