Fond Greetings from Lady Meliora, Historian of the Midrealm:
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Middle Kingdom! In celebration, the following activities are planned in conjunction with Kingdom A&S on Saturday, May 29th in the Barony of Roaring Wastes:
Storytelling and History Discussions of the Midrealm from the beginning to present. Teachers and Lecturers are needed! If you're a long time member and would like to discuss any part of SCA history (Early events, formation of your group, Pennsic Flood IV, etc.), we'd love to have you! These can include recent happenings as well.
Collection of articles, Pales, Newsletters, etc. for the Historian's Office. Just what it says, if you've got a bunch of SCA newsletters, flyers from old events and the like sitting in your closet or spare room, and would like to donate them, the Kingdom Historian's office will be collecting these on Saturday and Sunday. Articles on historical happenings, event reports, etc., are also being collected. Anyone wanting their article published as part of the Midrealm History Project will be asked to sign a release waiver and provide the article as a Word or text file. Credit will be given where due.
Artifact display & competition - best story accompanying old armor, garb, etc., will win a prize, so dig out your carpet armor and freon can helms and your best stories. This will be awarded by populace count.
Tree of Peers - Full page Trees of the succession of the peerages will be available to view and fill in.
Bardic Circle to discuss past stories of greatness, humor or other memories to be held on Saturday evening. Reminiscing, discussion, sharing of songs and poetry about happenings in the Middle Kingdom are to be had and shared! Bring your memories!
And finally, I'd like to put out a call to all the great groups of the Midrealm, including Baronies, Shires, Cantons, Ridings, Colleges and Households to compile a history of their group, which will be presented to Their Magesties at Spring Crown. These histories can be as simple or elaborate as desired, in mundane language or not, with pictures, illustrations, or plain. Whether completed by an individual within each group, or collected as stories and anecdotes, either is acceptable.
Please feel free to contact me with questions, to volunteer to teach, or if you have any other ideas that you'd like to see for this celebration!
Melioraleuedai @ aol.com