The SCA is an international non-profit educational organization, dedicated to the preservation, research and recreation of the crafts, arts, and cultures of the world prior to the 17th century. Unlike a Renaissance Faire, the SCA is participatory – no one is simply a spectator.  Members of the SCA learn about the past by researching period arts, crafts, and traditions and then experience history by recreating it. There are many such crafts and arts you can learn and practice in the Society, including:

  • Armoring
  • Calligraphy & Illumination
  • Ceramics & Pottery
  • Cooking
  • Costuming
  • Dancing
  • Fiber arts (weaving, spinning, etc)
  • Gardening & Herbalism
  • Heraldry
  • Leatherworking
  • Medieval Games & Pastimes
  • Metalworking
  • Music (vocal and instrumental)
  • Needlework & Embroidery
  • Poetry & Theatre
  • Woodworking…

…and many more!

To find out more about the SCA, visit