Cross of Calatrava

Welcome!

With all that is happening in our lives we could all use a Hobby of Historic Proportions. Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism continue to explore history hands on, even when we have to change our habits a little to stay safe.

Notice: Due to restrictions and guidelines around protecting our members and communities from COVID-19, there have been many changes in our hobby –

But there are now some new developments. In brief:

Local meetings may be restarting after April 15th, limited to outdoors with masking and social distancing

Official events may begin restarting after June 1st being held outdoors, limited in size with masks and pre registering.

For more information, please contact your local SCA group or info@scaiowa.org.

Read more about the update here – https://www.scaiowa.org/covid-response-update-4-5-2021/

With the rapidly developing changes this video is now out of date We will post a new video once one is made. For the latest updates refer to the link above .

History isn’t just something in a boring book. It’s how we got here. The long and winding path humanity walked down that led us to right now. If you’ve ever been curious about the Middle Ages or the Renaissance, ever wondered what it was like to live during that time, ever dreamed of knights, kings, queens, and noble deeds…then you might just belong with us.

We are the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), and we make history come alive. The SCA is an international organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture. We don’t just dress up and call each other “milord” and “milady.” We spend our weekends living in a shared world where chivalry, honor, and the pageantry of royalty are real things you can see, touch and experience for yourself. We create art, we dance, we sing, we do combat, we research; we build a little refuge based on nobility, honor, and respect for one another, away from the stresses and conflicts of the modern era. Ranks and titles in the SCA are earned entirely within the Society, not granted based on who you are in the modern world. If this sounds like a place you might want to be, please come check us out.

The SCA is divided into regional groups we call “kingdoms,” each led by Royal Sovereigns who have achieved those titles through their own merit. Iowa (except for the Quad Cities area), Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and the Fayetteville area of Arkansas comprise the Kingdom of Calontir. Within Calontir there are a number of local groups such as baronies, shires, and cantons. Iowa itself supports a Barony in Des Moines, a Canton in the Ames area, and a number of Shires around the state. For a weekend event near you, browse the Kingdom Calendar. We’re excited that you’re interested in the SCA, and we can’t wait to meet you at an event. As Shakespeare wrote, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” You may be a Peer of the Realm or even of Royal Blood: join us and find your own path to destiny!