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Medieval Arts & Sciences Event Comes to Gorham

 GORHAM, ME (April 4, 2023) – The local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will be holding a full day of workshops focused on the arts and sciences of the Middle Ages.

The event, titled “Spring’s Inspirations,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday April 15, at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Gorham.

SCA members will be leading lessons on a variety of subjects from the time period, including:

Drop Spinning


Knitting 101

Pomander Making

Games of the Middle Ages

Renaissance Dancing

Historical Swordplay

Flint-and-Steel Fire Starting

Brick-Stich Embroidery, and more!

The event is open to the public, but an attempt at wearing clothing that roughly passes for the Middle Ages is required; a limited amount of loaner costumes will be available. Cost is $20/adult, $10/ages 6-17; 5 and under free. Lunch is included.

For more information, visit or email

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit educational organization, with an estimated 35,000 participants worldwide. Our purpose is to promote the research and re-creation of pre-17th century skills, arts, combat, culture, and to encourage participation in events, demonstrations, as well as other educational activities and presentations to enrich the lives of our community members.

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