The roar of the crowd is drowned out only by the thunder of swords meeting shields. You look around and see the brightly colored banners waving in the wind. Underneath a pavilion, the Queen looks on with intensity, looking for her liege, her hands wringing with anticipation. Her ladies in waiting attend to her every need. Behind them, a small feast is spread out with fresh fruits, bread, tarts, and other fine pastries.
One by one, men fall. Finally, it is down to two small groups. In one group is the King and a few of his guards, but they are greatly outnumbered. Can they do it? Can they overcome their foes to become the victor? Who will be the last to fall? The crowd roars with excitement shouting, “Draco Invictus! Hoobah!” as the King and his guards even the score one by one. There will be tales to tell of this day around the campfires tonight.
No, you did not step onto the movie set of a Medieval action adventure. You are at an event of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Welcome to our humble home on the internet.
Video Credit: Raiya Corsiglia https://www.sca.org/
Who We Are
We are an organization that is all about learning about the history of the Middle Ages and Renaisance, but unlike a Renaissance Fair, our organization is not about just watching and reading about the Middle Ages, we are about learning by doing and hands-on activities. We recreate the Middle Ages from 600 A.D. through 1650 A.D. You will find people who like to study the Vikings, Romans, Saxons, Normans, Italian Renaissance, Tudor Period, Elizabethan, and many other time periods and cultures.
In our society, you will find people doing brewing, metalwork, calligraphy, woodworking, spinning, weaving, and dancing. We have events where we love to show off our research and participate in contests, competitions, and yes…armored combat. If they did it back then, you will find someone in our society doing it just as they did. In our organization, we have people from all walks of life and interests. We have activities the entire family will enjoy. Check out some of what we do.
The Marche of Three Towers is the Mansfield, Ohio area chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a non-profit (501c) organization dedicated to researching and recreating life in the Middle Ages. The SCA has approximately 30,000 members worldwide who are history buffs, just like you.
Where You Can Find Us
At the Present time due to COVID-19, no in-person meetings are being held until further notice, but we are holding meetings on Zoom. You can also find plenty of online activities, classes, and virtual courts by visiting the Marche of Three Towers Facebook group.
We meet at La Luna (32 N Walnut St, Mansfield, OH 44902) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday for rapier practice.
The second Tuesday of the month is the Arts and Sciences night which is held from 7-9 pm at 866 Danwood Ave, Mansfield, Ohio 44907.
The 4th Tuesday is our business meeting at the Crestline library 324 N Thoman St, Crestline, OH 44827.
Want to Explore More?
Just explore these links and you can find out a little more about who we are and what we do.
Society for Creative Anachronism Links
- Society for Creative Anachronism main page
- Newcomer’s Guide
- More About Us
- Kingdom of the Midrealm (Regional Website)
- Barony of Brendoken – Marche of Alderford
- Marche of Gwyntarian
- Barony of the Middle Marches
- Barony of Red Spears
- Barony of the Cleftlands