The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)

The Society for Cretive Anachronism, Inc (SCA) began in 1966. It is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to the study, research, teaching, preservation and re-creation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras that spans from 600 AD to 1600 AD. The SCA is best described as a living history hobby organization, as we take an approach different from many study groups. Rather than just reading about history or just viewing artifacts in a museum, we research aspects of history and attempt to produce the items associated with the research.

In the way of the Middle Ages, the SCA has divided the world into regions known as Kingdoms. For example, the Kingdom of Calontir consists of the four-state region of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska (plus Fayetteville, Arkansas). If you live within these boundaries then YOU are in Calontir.

Each Kingdom has within it, various local SCA groups. An example of this would be my shire (group), the Shire of Dun Ard which encompasses the counties of Leavenworth and Atchison in Kansas.

Like other clubs, the local chapters of the SCA have various meetings and activities. These are usually held "in garb", meaning that members wear clothes made like those from the Middle Ages. The larger activities (called events) that are held, focus on recreating a day at a medieval faire, royal tournament or special feast day.

A wide variety of activities occur at an event which may include fighting tournaments, archery tournaments, equestrian tournaments, games, craft competitions, classes on topics of interest, music, dancing, singing, cooking, feasting and general good fun.

If you would like to become a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a membership form can be found at: Http:// /members/us-mem-form.pdf

This web page is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate S.C.A. policies. In cases of conflict with printed versions of material presented on this page or its links, the dispute will be decided in favor of the printed version unless otherwise indicated. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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