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
Members of the SCA study and take part in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, and much more. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are you'll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it.
What makes the SCA different from a Humanities 101 class is the active participation in the learning process. To learn about the clothing of the period, you research it, then sew and wear it yourself. To learn about combat, you put on armor (which you may have built yourself) and learn how to defeat your opponent.
To learn brewing, you make (and sample!) your own wines, meads and beers.
You will frequently hear SCA participants describe the SCA as recreating the Middle Ages "as they ought to have been." In some ways this is true – we choose to use indoor plumbing, heated halls, and sewing machines. In the dead of winter we have more to eat than King's venison, salt pork and dried tubers. However, a better description is that we selectively recreate the culture, choosing elements of the culture that interest and attract us.
Contact the Baronial Chatelaine
Contessa Illaria Veltri Degli Ansari (360) 247-5980
“No calls after 9:00 pm”
For more information try the links below:
Bellow are links that are non-official SCA linkLimitation of Responsibility
Any site linked to or from the Stromgard site is not under the Stromgard Web Team's control, and thus is not a Stromgard publication, nor is it to be assumed that it is an "official" site. None of the An Tir WWW site presumes to dictate for SCA, Inc - we leave that to their capable hands at www.sca.org.
Yahoo SCA Newcomers Portland is and unofficial but very use full resource for people interested in the SCA, it does require you to join the Yahoo group.
Last Update 02-26-08