Some say Chivalry is dead, but we live it every day. Join us to discover how our ancestors lived in earlier times as we build, dance, feast, fight, and strive to be Lords and Ladies, the nobility of our Society. The central theme of the SCA is that we are a participatory group. When we want to understand how people fought in medieval wars, we put on our armor. When we want insight into the courts of kings and queens, we dance and feast. We show what we have learned to each other and to the public.
Above and beyond the crafts and arts we practice, members of the Society strive to create an atmosphere of nobility and gentility in dealing with each other. We value chivalry and courtesy, and expect each of our members to behave as good and noble folk. Thus our organization is more than a hobby, more than people simply making things the way medieval folk did. Our Society is an ongoing attempt to make just that: a society of nobility that is open to everyone.
Located in Western North Carolina (Davidson, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham and Stokes Counties), the Canton of Middlegate is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a 501c3 educational non-profit organization devoted to the research and recreation of most aspects of pre-17th-century Europe. The Canton of Middlegate is in turn part of an administrative region known as the Barony of the Sacred Stone. Our Barony is in turn part of the Kingdom of Atlantia. There are currently nineteen Kingdoms in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.
If you or any others you know have a similar interest in the Middle Ages or are just curious to see what it’s all about, feel free to visit one of our local groups or contact anyone on this site for more information!
Please note: You do not need to be a paid member of the SCA, Inc. to enjoy being a citizen of the Canton of Middlegate or to attend events and participate in activities. However, paid members of the Society do enjoy certain benefits.