December 18, 2011
- Time 11:00 a.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Free
Enjoy a winter’s day in an Anglo-Saxon village as you take in traditional music, crafts, and weaponry. Interpreted by members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, participants will experience the mirth and merriment of an Anglo-Saxon winter. The day’s events will include a warrior in full armor and weaponry, a brewing station with tastings, a weaving demonstration, a variety of musicians and a staged reading of “Beowulf”, and a presentation called “The Well-Dressed Anglo-Saxon.”
The event will take place in the Museum’s M Street building, located at 1600 M Street NW.
This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England’s Dark Ages.
About the Presenters
The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe. SCA members study and take part in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, and much more. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are you’ll find someone in the SCA interested in re-creating it.
What makes the SCA different from a Humanities 101 class is the active participation in the learning process. To learn about the clothing of the period, you research it, then sew and wear it yourself. To learn about combat, you put on armor (which you may have built yourself) and learn how to defeat your opponent. To learn brewing, you make (and taste) your own wines, meads, and beers.
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Secrets of the Lost Gold takes you behind the largest and only Saxon gold hoard ever found. All 3500 pieces of this amazing treasure have a history and tell a story, and a team of scientists is shedding light on the lost gold of the dark ages.
Don’t miss the only U.S. appearance of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered.
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