The Boston Globe (article) has reported that the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester MA will be closing at the end of 2013 due to insufficient long-term funding.
The Higgins collection of arms and armor (and the museum’s remaining endowment) will be transferred to the Worcester Art Museum, so these treasures will remain in the area and accessible.
Unrelated to the closure, the Higgins is also deaccessioning some 500 undisplayed objects from its collection. These items will be sold at auction in London on March 20. ( Auction info )
The collection and events at the Higgins have provided enjoyment to many SCA members over the decades, and this museum will be sorely missed. If you have been meaning to visit the museum, do it soon…