We are a North-Central Indiana branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating the best elements of the pre-1600 world. Whatever the reason you came today—a deep love of history, roleplaying games, interest in historical reenactment, LARPing, cosplay, Game of Thrones, HEMA or something else—we’re glad you’re here!
Welcome to the Current Middle Ages! The best way to begin your journey is by showing up to a local meeting. Most Steren Codha meetings are held on Thursday evenings and vary between social gatherings, business meetings, and arts and sciences meetings where we learn medieval skills. They are free to attend, open to the public, and do not require a membership.
You’ll find people in the SCA are very welcoming and love to talk about their medieval interests! If you want more information ahead of time, look for the “chatelaine” (aka the welcome wagon) or the “seneschal” (the president of our local group) under the officers listing or fill out the Contact form. Either can answer any questions you might have.
About the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
Unlike a Renaissance Fair, SCA activities aren’t just something you come to watch, they’re something you actively do. You’ll learn about the clothing of the period by tailoring and wearing outfits. Learn about combat by putting on armor and competing against opponents. Learn about brewing by making (and sampling) your own meads and ales. And there are many more subjects to learn about, including armoring, archery, cooking, heraldry, metalwork, music, dance, calligraphy, woodworking, and fiber arts. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, the odds are you’ll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it!