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Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.


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Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), founded in 1966, is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

The SCA community includes over 30,000 members in 20 kingdoms around the globe. Our participants learn about the arts, skills, and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in an atmosphere of fun, through tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, classes, hands-on workshops, and more.

Events are the major activity in the SCA. These are where we wear our medieval clothing, cook and serve the recipes we’ve been researching, play and dance to the music we’ve been practicing, socialize with friends, and generally have a good time. A wide range of SCA events take place practically every weekend of the year, including coronations, masked balls, symposiums, tournaments, interkingdom wars, and more. Activities at events can include fighting, fencing, archery, art competitions, classes and workshops, youth activities, feasts, and royal or baronial court.

In the SCA, you will find people from all walks of life: students, teachers, writers, secretaries, lawyers, retail workers, and insurance agents.

Medievalism in American Culture: America lacks a documented medieval past.

Hawthorne: "There is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong"

Twain: "Sir Walter Disease"

In Europe, the medieval revival flourished and forged bonds between literature and the arts.

In America, it appeared in architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, literature, history, and popular culture through class, spectacle, memory, religion, and sexuality.


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