Tag Archive: Society for Creative Anachronism

Fort Knox goes Medieval this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Fort Knox State Historic site off Route 174 will transform into a medieval castle as re-enactors from around New England assemble for the 10th annual Medieval Tournament. The day offers something for everyone including battling knights, a fashion show, not-so-distressed damsels and weaponry of the Middle Ages. Sponsored by the…

The 7 Fiercest Gauntlet Gloves of the Medieval Times

During the Medieval Ages, a lot of armor was required during battle. Gauntlet gloves were particularly important because hands were extremely vulnerable during hand to hand combat. Throughout the centuries, the design and style of the gauntlet evolved. Different styles and materials were used to try to maintain the best combination of overall protection and…

Celtic society hosts annual fest

The Celtic Society of West Tennessee hosted its 5th annual Celtic Fest on Saturday at the Casey Jones Amphitheater. The two-day event included about nine music and dance performances, 12 vendors and five demonstrators of basket and wool weaving, knitting, spinning and medieval battle. Attendees traveled from Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama to attend…

Middle Age garb makes fashion statement at UW-Green Bay

At the 2009 Boar’s Head event, the Society for Creative Anachronism organization participated in activities ranging from fighting tournaments to belly dancing classes and feasts. The Society for Creative Anachronism organization at UW-Green Bay will give students the opportunity to go back in time by dressing in garb and participating in activities like sword fighting….

2nd Annual Ventfort Hall Medieval Faire

Medieval chivalry and armored tournaments are not dead, but alive and thriving. Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will host the second annual Ventfort Hall Medieval Faire at the historic mansion in Lenox on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by Ventfort Hall and the Western Massachusetts chapter of the…

Missouri group gets medieval

In 1966, knights were summoned to defend the honor of their ladies in a tournament meant to revive the Middle Ages. Donning pointy hats and armed with trash can shields, a clan of UC Berkley’s history buffs and science fiction zealots set off for a rendezvous in the park. With the clink of their makeshift…

Fort Knox turns back the clock

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Fort Knox State Historic site will transform into a medieval castle as re-enactors from around New England assemble for the 9th Annual Medieval Tournament. The tournament offers something for everyone, including battling knights, a fashion show, not-so-distressed damsels and weaponry of the Middle Ages. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort…

Re-living medieval times

The South Haven Branch of the Porter County Public Library resembled a medieval battleground recently. In the parking lot, metal clanged as one knight’s sword crashed into another’s shield. Other fighters dueled with weapons such as maces, axes and poles. The Society for Creative Anachronism, a not-for-profit organization, re-creates the medieval era for educational and…

Royal court ready to rule in Crownsville

King Henry VIII is headed to Maryland and setting up his kingdom for a few months. At the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival, opening Aug. 28 Crownsville, attendees will get a chance to see familiar faces during their track through the medieval times and the reign of the English monarch, best known for his many wives….

Manchester, MI library goes Medieval on visitors with historical fair

Dragons and damsels will come alive Saturday during a noon to 4 p.m. Medieval Faire at the Manchester District Library, 912 City Road, Manchester. The hands-on, family-oriented event features crafts, games, a dunk tank, stories, water balloon catapults, light refreshments and demonstrations from the Society For Creative Anachronism, a volunteer medieval re-enactors group. To find…

Book Release: Suburban Knights

Photographer E.F. Kitchen found herself drawn to the medieval re-enactors known as the Society for Creative Anachronism. Her pictures of them fill the book ‘Suburban Knights.’ E.F. Kitchen, a Venice-based fine arts photographer who works with platinum prints, spent years fascinated by the glint of light off of handmade armor. “It was a purely visual…

SCA – College of St. Felix Fighter Training/Practice

The SCA – College of St. Felix conducts fighter training and practice every Thursday. Learn armored (hardsuit) combat and fencing. Loaner gear is available, but please bring your own “cup.” The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe. If…