An exciting scribal and textile arts schola is being held at the newly constructed Branstetter-McCandless Castle at 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford, PA 15090 on November 4 from 10 am to 10 pm. Several of the classrooms will be in the castle towers or the Great Hall. A feast by Margaret MacFee will be served in the Great Hall and galleries. Great Hall seating will be available for on-board only.
Fees are on board $15.50. off board (includes lunch) $9.50, outboard $8.00, children 6- 12 half price, 5 and under free. Limit of 60 for the feast. The site is wet. Anyone interested in teaching a class should contact Cassandra (Pam Bolkevac) at firstname.lastname@example.org (re:schola) or the autocrat, Aerin Teine (Cerise Moodey, email@example.com). The autocrat would like to publish a proceedings of the needlework and scribal classes to be sold at cost, and requests the teachers provide handouts in advance for this purpose. Said information, with permission, will also be posted to the internet. It will be available through a link from the athenas-wisdom.com site. The class schedules will also be posted: a list of classes is already up and being updated regularly.
The castle is based upon Bodiam Castle, circa 1385. To see images of the castle go to www.pitt.edu/~caram.
From the south: Take I-79 North to the Wexford exit #73. At the end of the exit ramp (light) turn right. *Go straight through the next light, then get in the leftmost lane. Take the first left onto Mingo Road. Go 1.1 miles: there will be a yellow house on the right just before the next turn, a left onto Stonegate Drive. The castle is a short way up the drive on the left. Stonegate Drive has no other egress and parking will be tight. Please heed the Parking Marshal.
From the North: Take I-79 South to the Wexford exit #73. Turn right
at the end of the ramp (light). Go straight through the next light
(at the end of the northbound exit ramp). From there follow *.
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Wexford, Pennsylvania)