First and foremost: Welcome to Roxbury Mill!
New to the SCA?
If you are new and are interested in the Society for Creative Anachronism, please contact our Chatelaine for more information. The Chatelaine is our Welcome Wagon and will do their best to get answers to your questions (we know you probably have many). So feel free to contact them with any questions you may have about the SCA, the Shire, our activities and what we do.
A recent transplant to the Shire?
The Chatelaine can tell you about what activities the Shire currently offers and make sure you get introduced to your fellow Shirefolk. They will also help direct you to your favorite activities in the area.
The latest Shire Newsletter is available for download.
out what to do for your first set of garb? Interested in learning period
sewing and finishing techniques or learning how to use a sewing machine?
There's place for you at the combined sewing night!
The first session is on Feb 20. Johanna will bring her library of pictures,
articles and research so you can get a feel for a garment of time period,
discuss what you'd like to do, and maybe even do some sewing! It's a great
opportunity to get inspired and develop a plan!
Hope to see you there! All are welcome!
Sewing night will be the third Thursday of the month starting at 7pm at the
Sierra Landing Condo community room- 11603 Elkin St, Silver Spring, MD
Coming from the south on Georgia Ave:
Turn right on Blueridge Ave. Then, make a left at the four-way stop on Elkin
St. Cross another four-way stop and turn right in the driveway right after
the intersection with Amherst Ave.You may park in the parking lot.
Coming from the east on University Blvd:
Turn right on Amherst Ave. At the four-way stop, turn right on Elkin St.
Then make the first right into the parking lot.You may park in the parking
Aberdeenshire barn could give "vital clues about medieval farm living"
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Caelin on Andrede's Pennsic 43 photos online
<p>Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted his photos from Pennsic 43. The albums may be viewed on Flickr.</p><p><a href="http://www.scatoday.net/node/25697" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
Mars reveals its secrets
<p>In 1564, the Swedish warship <em>Mars</em> went up in flames, taking "800 to 900 Swedish and German sailors and a fortune in gold and silver coins to the bottom of the Baltic Sea." Jane J. Lee offers a feature on the "cursed" ship for <em>National Geographic</em> online. (photos)</p><p><a href="http://www.scatoday.net/node/25617" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Medieval couple holding hands for 700 years
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Were medieval monks obese?
The modern image of the medieval monk, as often depicted in Robin Hood's Friar Tuck, is of the overweight man who indulges in food. How accurate is this stereotype?
New Books in Medieval Studies
Hundreds of books are published each year in the field of medieval studies - we just want to highlight six recent publications that you might be interested in
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