Welcome to the SCA
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (before 1600). The SCA is part of the 'living history' movement that you may be familiar with through the American Revolutionary War and Civil War groups. This means that we take a hands-on approach to the study of history. Our members learn about the history of the Middle Ages through selectively recreating aspects of life from the period.
The SCA was founded in 1966 in Berkeley, California by a group of college students who staged a tournament in one studentís backyard. Since then the group has grown into an international organization with members and local groups worldwide.
Within the context of the SCA, the world is divided into seventeen kingdoms.
The Kingdom of Meridies includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee,
Alabama, Georgia, the panhandle of Florida, and a small areas of Kentucky
and Virginia. Meridies is further divided into the Principality of Gleann
Abhann which consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the western
portion of Tennessee. Our local group is named ,
and includes the follow area:
The SCA holds social functions called 'events', where the members attempt to re-create the ambiance and practice the arts and sciences of the Middle Ages. The events often include tournaments in which fighters re-create knightly combat while wearing historically accurate clothing. Feasts include food prepared with recipes from the period, and along with other areas of research such as spinning, weaving, metalwork, woodwork, brewing, and calligraphy, there is something for everyone who is interested in this time period.
Membership in the SCA is open to anyone who has an interest and desire to learn more about the lifestyles and customs of the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods. Membership is not required to attend events, but if you do decide to become a member, you will receive discounts for events and you will also receive a subscription to the monthly Kingdom newsletter, Popular Chivalry, and a subscription to the quarterly Society Publication, Tournaments Illuminated.
Our group meeting is:
For more information, contact:
Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you soon!