Society for Creative Anachronism - SCA
Society for Creative Anachronism
by Society for Creative Anachronism
The Society for Creative Anachronism is a group of good-spirited people interested in Medieval arts, skills and lifestyle. Dressing up in appropriate garb, they partake of feasts, tournaments, artistic competitions, crafts, revelry and dance. If you enjoy Renaissance Faires and Festivals, there is a good chance you will like the people and lifestyle of this friendly society.
It's kingdoms cover the whole world, so wherever you live you are in one of those kingdoms. Each kingdom is divided into baronies and other groups, with lords and ladies presiding over them. At the top are the king and queen who preside over their realm -- then in due time they bestow their crown upon another. Some kingdoms have activities going on virtually every week of the year.
One of the best parts of all this is that you do not have to be a member to take part in the many events that are held. So people who are curious to see what it is all about can go to an event -- or three or four -- and see if they like the people there and the kinds of things that are going on. To receive the various offices and honors one needs to be a member, but by then you would have joined anyway to keep up on everything that is going on.
If you are curious to know a little more about all this, you can tap into a lot of good information here. To see what activities are going on now and in the coming weeks, find the kingdom for your area in the list below. Then click on its name and you will see the local website that has all the events and some of the people in your part of the world. Dabble a little or a lot, as the spirit moves you.
and New Zealand; parts of Antarctica
Oregon, Washington, the northern tip of Idaho
Northern California, Nevada and Alaska;
Southern California, Greater Las Vegas Area, and Hawaii
Montana, southern Idaho, most of Utah, and western Colorado and Wyoming
New Mexico, most of Colorado, parts of Nebraska; Cheyenne, Wyoming, and El
Paso & Hudspeth counties in Texas.
North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of
Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Northern Arkansas.
Oklahoma, most of Texas.
Ontario (except for Essex County, and Northwestern Ontario around Thunder
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Scott County in Iowa, Kentucky (except
the southwest counties).
Mississippi, Louisiana, most of Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee
Alabama, almost all of Georgia, a bit of the panhandle of Florida, most of
Tennessee, and parts of southern Kentucky (Allen, Barren, Calloway, Logan,
Simpson, and Warren counties).
Majority of Florida; lays claim to Panama.
central/western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.
Maryland, District of Columbia, North and South Carolina, Virginia,
eastern Pennsylvania, eastern New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine.
Africa, Middle East
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Society for Creative Anachronism
This society is active all year around with costumed Medieval events that include feasts, revelry and tournaments. These "kingdoms" cover the whole world, so wherever you live there are events near you. And you don't need to be a member to go to events.
See more about this society in the article on this page.
Medieval History, Crusades and Knights Templar
We have picked out some of the more fascinating people and events of the Middle Ages and include them here. The actual beginning of the Crusades dates back to 325 AD and a woman named St. Helena. Later the Templars became wealthy by introducing bank checks to Europe, but could not have done it without the literate brothers among them who wore green robes with the red cross. Strange but true.
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