Don’t just read history, live it!
We are the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) shire that covers all of central South Dakota. The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, you can experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills — calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework (to name just a few) — within an all-ages social group. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn new skills. Find out more at http://welcome.sca.org.
Wednesday, August 30th, 6:00-8:30 at Rawlins Library – Pewter Casting
Pewter is a alloy consisting mostly of tin that melts at a low temperature. In the Middle Ages it was used for everything from souvenir tokens of trips to holy shrines (“pilgrimage badges”) to goblets and plates.
Participants will make their own simple molds and pour their own pilgrimage badges to take home. No children under age 18 without a parent in the room. Open to the public and Free.
For more information contact Dawson Lewis at EaldredSCA @ aol.com
We have other get togethers throughout the month. Keep up to date by joining the Shire Facebook group.
What is the SCA like?
Want to get some more views of the SCA? Here are some great articles that will give you a glimpse into the best of what the SCA can offer.
Check out this article at Gamer-XP written by an SCA member it will help you get the proverbial “big picture”.
This blog article was written by someone who is not an SCA member. It captures the magic of a day at an SCA event.
A 5 minute article from NBC news about Pennsic in 2012.
Finally, here is a wonderful and long article about Pennsic – the largest of all SCA events. Pennsic is the Superbowl, Lollapalooza, Burning Man, and State Fair of the SCA all rolled into one glorious two week package.