The Society for Creative Anachronism
The Arms of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
SCA is short for The Society for Creative Anachronism.
In a nutshell - we selectively study and recreate pre-17th-century culture.
We study paintings and cloth remnants to recreate fashion & jewelry. Some learn to make their own armor and weapons. Others pour over old manuscripts to recreate calligraphy and illuminated documents. Yet still others explore brewing, needlepoint, cooking, combat, weaving, singing, dancing, archery, story-telling, games, leather-working, etiquette, metal-smithing, alchemy, herbal-ism, horse handling, animal husbandry, commerce, heraldry and so much more! Just as quickly as snapping your fingers, a nut shell became a rabbit hole.
Your level of involvement in the SCA is completely determined by you. You can be an interested party who is involved once a year or a blue card member who goes to every event or anything else in between. Membership allows you to hold an officer position in your local branch and makes you eligible to receive SCA awards but it is not required to participate in the fun.
The SCA is also an international organization containing 19 kingdoms and more than 30,000 paid members. Odds are if you have to move to a new town, city, state or country the SCA will be there to welcome you home.
If you love history and want to recreate it, come join us!
The Known World
Twenty Kingdoms make up the known world of the SCA: Æthelmearc, An Tir, Ansteorra, Artemisia, Atenveldt, Atlantia, Avacal, Caid, Calontir, Drachenwald, Ealdormere, East, Gleann Abhann, Lochac, Meridies, Middle, Northshield, Outlands, Trimaris, & West.