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Dark Ages Skóla
September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hosted by the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn
The Norse of Myrkfaelinn are pleased to invite you to the Dark Ages Skóla, which will be held on September 23rd, 2017. The Skóla will take place at the [NOTE SITE CHANGE] First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, located at 315 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. The site will open at 9:00am and close at 6pm. Classes will begin at 10:00am and continue until at least 4:00pm. The site is handicapped accessible and has handicapped parking (please pre-register).
What have we planned thus far?
TWO keynote speakers:
“The Anglo-Saxon Mead Hall in Political and Social Life” — by local archaeologist Scott Stuhl
“Dismantling Musiaphobia: learning to approach museum collections with confidence” — by Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina.
lunch is based on research/archaeological information
hands-on cooking classes as well as make-and-take clothing and accessories classes
classes geared for beginners as well as experienced artisans
“The Anglo-Saxon Mead Hall in Political and Social Life” — by Scott Stuhl. The Mead Hall was the seat of the Anglo-Saxon leaders, making it the center of political and social life. The recent excavation by the University of Reading, UK, of the hall at Lyminge in Kent will serve as a central example showing how life played out in a mead hall.
“Dismantling Musiaphobia: learning to approach museum collections with confidence” — by Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina. Maria, herself a life-long stitcher, is interested in embroidery styles that span the centuries, from early- to late-period. She received her Laurel in 2004 for her research, especially in Byzantine and Sassanid clothing and culture before the year 1000 CE.
Myrkfaelinn will host a silent auction to split between the Dominions’ coffers and a Teacher’s Travel Fund. There will also be an Arts & Science Display focused on Dark Age era arts and sciences (half page documentation appreciated), to be included in a post-event article.
All Artisans, All Youth Artisans, Hail thee!
The Dark Ages Skóla will be hosting an A&S Display and Youth A&S Tournament. With only four more weeks to go, it is time to shrug off that Pennsic glow and start on your next best project!
The Youth A&S Tournament will be held in the common room. Please drop off your entry and documentation in the morning for display during the day. At the end of the afternoon, before the Silent Auction, please join your entry to show & tell the judges, followed by a most anticipated pick of (donated) gift.
The Dark Age A&S Display will also be held in the common room. Please drop off and display in the morning, to pick up at closing. We would love to see your Dark Age inspired (work-in-progress) projects, but honestly, anything goes 🙂
Adult Event Registration: $12
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $7
Child, age 5-17 Event Registration: $4
Child, age 0-4 Event Registration: Free
Family Cap: $22
Event registration includes a sideboard lunch prepared by Lord Hrólfr á Fjárfelli (Rolf Verberg). For allergies and other food concerns, you may contact him at (607-272-2996 (please no calls after 10pm) or hrolfr DOT fjarfell AT gmail DOT com.
The site is dry (no alcohol is permitted).
Pre-reservation for this event is always appreciated for planning both the sideboard & feast. Please send reservations to Lord Hrólfr á Fjárfelli (Rolf Verberg) at 680 Sheffield Road, Ithaca NY 14850. You may contact him at (607-272-2996 (please no calls after 10pm) or hrolfr DOT fjarfell AT gmail DOT com.
Checks are to be made payable to SCA NY Inc – Dominion of Myrkfaelinn. Please include modern name, SCAdian name and membership status for each person to be covered by your payment. Also, indicate if any are minors. Inclusion of contact info will be invaluable in clarifications. A good reservation is a paid reservation.
For further information or questions, please contact the autocrat Elska á Fjárfelli (Susan Verberg) susanverberg AT gmail DOT com (preferred), (607) 272-2996 (voice, no text – please no calls after 10pm) or 680 Sheffield Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Directions to First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca at 315 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 [NOTE SITE CHANGE]:
Take best route to NY-13 in the city of Ithaca. Turn onto West Court Street (Turn left if traveling south; turn right if traveling north). Drive 1/2 mile to North Cayuga St. The Church is on the corner in front of you, on your right. Park either on Cayuga or Court Street, or ask the parking trolls at the Court Street entrance for directions to the two parking lots. Folks with physical limitations, or lots of class materials, please let us know in advance.