An Afternoon with Castlerock Museum’s Founder

     On Saturday, November 9th at 2pm, there will be a special program at Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin with Gary Schlosstein, the museum’s founder. Gary first started collecting when he was 10 years old with a Civil War Musket that he bought at an antique store for three dollars. This passion for collecting historical artifacts eventually led him to establish Castlerock Museum and its world class collection of ancient and medieval arms and armor.
     The program will open with Gary taking visitors on a walk around the museum, sharing stories of how and where many of the artifacts were found, along with who used them and how they ended up here in Alma. This will include a look at several new pieces added over the past year.
     Afterwards, the group will adjourn to the museum theater, where Gary will share some exciting news about the museum’s plans to expand. This expansion will include a large two story tower with an elevator to improve handicap access and a new display gallery covering American military history from the colonial period through possibly as late as World War II.  As a teaser, there will be several early American firearms on display including one of the first “U.S.” marked muskets used in the Revolutionary War.
     Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members are FREE. The museum will open at 1:00pm for visitors that would like to look around beforehand.

 
Contact: 
William Jon Wolcott
Executive Director
Castlerock Museum
608-685-4231

Castlerock Museum

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