SCA Chapters of Kansas City
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) began in 1966. It is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to the study, research, teaching, preservation and re-creation of pre-17th century European culture, known as the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras. The SCA is similar to many of the Civil War re-enactment groups, but simply covers a different (and wider) span of time and a larger number of countries.
The SCA is best described as a living history hobby organization, as we take an approach different from many study groups. Rather than just reading about history or just viewing artifacts in a museum, we research aspects of history and attempt to produce the items associated with the research. For example, after researching armor, we then make actual replicas of the armor, which we use in re-creation of combat.
This approach to study is applied to a wide variety of arts, sciences and crafts that are practiced in the SCA. Just a few of these are:
|Brewing & Vintning||Bright-Metalwork||Calligraphy & Illumination||Candlemaking||Chainmail|
|Children's Activities||Clothes-making||Combat||Cooking||Drawing & Painting|
|Embroidery||Equestrian Activities||Fiber Arts||Fishing||Games & Toys|
|Glasswork||Heraldry||Herbalism||Jesters & Foolery||Jewelrywork|
|Papermaking||Performance Arts||Persona Development||Pottery||Research|
|Soapmaking||Spinning & Dyeing||Tent & Pavilion-making||Weaponsmithing||Weaving|
In emulation of the Middle Ages, the SCA has divided the world into regions known as Kingdoms. For example, the Kingdom of Calontir consists of the four-state region of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska (plus Fayetteville, Arkansas).
Map of Calontir
Each kingdom has within it, various local SCA groups. An example of this would be the Kansas City metro area where there are currently three local chapters:
For info on some other groups in towns near Kansas City, go here.
Like other clubs, the local chapters of the SCA has various meetings and activities. These are held "in garb", meaning that members wear clothes made like those from the Middle Ages. The larger activities (called events) that are held, focus on re-creating a day at a medieval faire, royal tournament or special feast day.
A wide variety of activities occur at an event which may include fighting tournaments, archery tournaments, equestrian tournaments, games, craft competitions, classes on topics of interest, music, dancing, singing, cooking, feasting and general good fun.
If you're interested in romance, honor, chivalry, history or crafts of the Middle Ages, then the SCA is for you.
If you want to contact someone about visiting a local meeting, and meeting us in person, click here.
For New Member information, click here.
Kingdoms & Principalities within the SCA.
(Click on a shield to go that region's webpage)
To find out more about all this, click on these links:
|SCA, Inc Homepage||Kingdom of Calontir||Upcoming Events|
KC Metro Area
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The SCA Chapters of Kansas City webpage is published by Ron Knight (known in the SCA as Modar Neznanich) for the edification of members of the S.C.A. and the general public. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate S.C.A. policies. In cases of conflict with printed versions of material presented on this page or it's links, the dispute will be decided in favor of the printed version unless otherwise indicated. Opinions expressed are those of the author.