The SCA for Newcomers

The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is a historical society dedicated to researching and recreating the arts, sciences, martial arts, and culture of the middle ages and early renaissance, a period we loosely define as 600 A.D. to 1600 A.D.

What the SCA does is very similar to other re-enactment groups, such as Revolutionary, and Civil War groups, with one main difference. Since we encompass such a large span of history, rather that re-creating specific historical events, we hold our own events that recreate the feel of the middle ages, within our own social and structural context. It's a concept we like to call "the current middle ages."

Simply put, we don't go and re-fight Henry's 1415 victory at Agincourt, we fight our own battles, for our own Kings. And unlike most Civil War re-enactments, when we go into battle, we don't know beforehand who's going to win.

Contact information for local participation
Some more information about what the SCA does (External Link)
Membership and Corporate info for the SCA Inc.(External Link)

Links for newcomers

(Under construction - More links to come)

Period Clothing (Garb)

Your first T-Tunic (External Link)
A more authentic T-Tunic (External Link)

SCA Culture

SCA Regalia (or what's that shiney thing on your head?) (External Link)
SCA Terminology (External Link)