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A bit of England arrives in KY

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Technically this message should be posted on the US board, but I'll take liberties and post it here in hopes that English history aficionados see it.
The new Frazier Historical Arms Museum opens tomorrow in Louisville, KY
Now if you're asking yourself what connection does this possibly have with England , it is this: it will be the first time a UK National Museum has opened a 'branch' in the USA.
"Royal Armouries USA will occupy the entire third floor of the Frazier Museum. It will present the remarkable history of the British Isles, from 1066 to the early 1900s, through inspired narrative, state-of-the art audio visual and multi-media displays, dramatic life-sized tableaux and a collection of nearly 400 artifacts never previously displayed together."

This morning my husband and I attended a breakfast at the home of the Museum's founder. There were many honored guests, but what thrilled me was sitting at the same table with the Tower of London's Chief Yeoman Warder , Tom Sharp.
If any of you have attended the Ceremonies of the Keys in recent years, it was Tom Sharp who presided over the ceremony. He told me he'd been a Yeoman Warder for the past 20 years and had been in the Army for 26 years before that. He lives in one of the large houses near the White Tower. I teased him saying that I planned to knock on his door when I next am in London in hopes of finding a proper fry up breakfast, but unfortunately, he is planning to retire sometime in October, so I may miss him by a few days.
There is to be a gala dinner and a tour of the Museum this evening, Tom will be there in full Beefeater uniform ( he was in civvies this morning). He's bound to make quite an impression as the rest of the male guests will be in dull , old blacktie. :-)
I'll see the inside of the new Museum for the first time this evening, but from what I have read and heard, it promises to be very interesting, and I'm sure the Royal Armouries floor will be popular.

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