Families are invited to enter the magical world of lords, ladies and knights in shining armor at a "Medieval Faire" at the Springfield Museums from December 26-30. Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.
Performances in the Museum of Fine Arts: Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. – Rosalita's Puppets perform "Goldilocks and the Three Dragons." Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. – Storytellers Jennings and Ponder present medieval folktales. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2:15 p.m. – Julie Collier of Wingmasters will introduce some live birds of prey as she explains the medieval art of falconry. Friday, Dec. 29, 1:30 p.m. – Puppeteer Diane Kordas performs "Sir George and the Dragon." Saturday, Dec. 30, 1:30 p.m. – Diane Edgecomb presents "Fit for a King's Ear." Daily activities: Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism will recreate the life in the Middle Ages with knights at battle, demonstrations of medieval artistry, music and dance performances and more. Pan for magical gems at the "Museum Mining Company." (additional fee) Make medieval art projects. Grab a quick lunch at the Family Fun snack bar. (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) Make your own stained glass window. (noon-3:45 p.m.) Explore sound, electricity, chemistry and more in hands-on Family Science activities. See ten colorful scenes of medieval life in the special exhibition The Middle Ages in Miniature at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum.