On Saturday, September 9th at 2pm, Frank LaBreck will discuss the history of the Crusades at Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin.
When Pope Urban II called upon Christian Europe to “liberate” the churches of the East and Jerusalem in the year 1095, he began a pattern of western intervention in the Middle East that would last to this day. European expansion into the Mediterranean would further the ongoing advance of Norman and Genoese influence into former territories of the Byzantine Empire, and open feudal European culture to a wider world. The lecture will provide an overview of the Crusades with a focus on the impact of the First Crusade.
Frank LaBreck is a museum volunteer. He has been involved in historical re-enacting for over thirty years and has taken part in several movies and documentaries.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members receive a 50% discount. Seating is limited. Reservations are not required but appreciated. The museum will open at 1:00pm for visitors that would like to see the exhibits beforehand. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or [email protected] for more details.Fullscreen Mode