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Event Details
Artifacts of a Life TRH will be in attendance Event date: September 21st, 2013
Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - Manchester, CT
Event Last Modified: September 20th, 2013
Event details
The Barony Beyond the Mountain and the Barony of Carolingia invite the populace of the East to join us on September 21, 2013 at St.  Mary’s Episcopal Church, 41 Park St., Manchester, CT 06040 for a unique opportunity to re-create the past.

Have you ever thought how cool it would be to walk into a museum or an archive or an archaeological dig and see the things that your persona left behind? This is your chance to create that experience!  Depending on the culture and time period, these could be grave goods buried with you, recreations of items mentioned in your will or probate inventory ("my second best bed to my wife..."), documents such as charters, indentures, or receipt books, or items that might be found in an excavation of your life context -- all the ways that we know about the material culture of the past and can reconstruct a plausible life.  Examples can include votive gifts found in a bog, the tools found in your workshop when they dug up the old town to put in a parking garage, and the cookbook passed down for 8 generations.  In short, the things that could have ended up in a museum that were associated with your life, or the life of a persona that you wish to recreate (it doesn't have to be your current SCA persona).

To add spice, there will be a contest and rich prizes will be given -- chests of goodies from artisans of the East, as well as materials for future projects.  The rules for the contest, as well as information about registering your entries, can be found at the event website:  http://sca-artifactschallenge.blogspot.com

Site Infomation / Accessibility
Site opens at 9am and closes at 7pm.  Anyone on site after 7pm has graciously volunteered to help with cleanup.  The site is completely dry.  This prohibition includes no alcoholic entries in the competition.  The site consists of an upper hall and a lower hall.  The upper hall, which is handicapped accessible, will host the gate and the competition.  An accessible bathroom is also located on this level.  The lower hall, which is not handicapped accessible, will host the dayboard, other bathrooms, and any other activities that occur.  Assistance in obtaining dayboard will be provided to anyone who cannot navigate the site’s stairs.  Questions about the site may be addressed to the stewards.

No animals are allowed on site except Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability).

Food:  There is no feast, but the day will include a tasty dayboard prepared by Lady Safiya Shirazi.  The menu will be posted when it becomes available.

Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 7:00 pm

Event Website: http://sca-artifactschallenge.blogspot.com

Event Location
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
41 Park Street
Manchester, CT  06040

Directions:  Take your best route to I-84.  From I-84 (East or West), take Route 384 East.  Take exit 3 off Route 384.  (Exit is for downtown Manchester- Main Street also known as CT Route 83). 
Bear right at end of exit ramp, and proceed straight up Main Street through 5 lights.  At the 6th light, turn left onto Park Street.
UPDATED PARKING INFO AS OF 9/20 - Parking is available in 3 lots, and some street parking is also available.  Please see this Google Map for a layout of the parking areas and the order in which they should be filled.  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=215364517931776646775.0004e6beddd1af3f73963

Event Fees
Site : Fees
The site fee, which includes dayboard, for those who pre-register by 9/7/2013, is $10.00 for ages 18 and up, $8.00 for ages 6-17, and free for ages 5 and under.  Costs at the door are $12.00 for ages 18 and up, $10.00 for 6-17, and free for ages 5 and under.  A $5 surcharge will be applied to all non-members. 

Feast: There is no feast, but the day will include a tasty dayboard prepared by Lady Safiya Shirazi. 

Bread and butter
Savory pies (vegetarian) (Venice, 12th c) (exact fillings tbd, probably mushroom and onion)
Tharid (Baghdad, 10th C) (favorite dish of the Prophet ((pbuh)), this is a dish of meat, broth, chickpeas and onions served over bread)
Chickpeas with Rosemary (Germany, 15th C) Self explanatory (gluten free) (vegan)
Adasiyya (Baghdad, 10th C) Lentils cooked with spices.  (Gluten free, vegan)
Vegetables Salayiq (Baghdad, 10th C) seasonal vegetables lightly boiled and served with dressing.  (Vegan.  Gluten-free version of dressing will be available.)
Various Eastern and Western desserts as time and budget allow. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  - Barony Beyond the Mountain

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Questions may be addressed to the co-stewards:  Baron Jehan du Lac (baronjehan@gmail.com) or Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn (Vynehorn@gmail.com, 860-647-9730 (before 9pm please)).

Send Reservations to:
Reservations should be sent to Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn (Susan Scoville, 219C Oakland St., Manchester, CT 06042, Vynehorn@gmail.com, 860-647-9730 (before 9pm please)).  The only reservation is a paid reservation.

Other Contact Information:
The event's schedule is as follows:
9am – Site opens
9-11 – Entrants check in and set-up
10:30 or 11 – Meeting of Judges
12-2 - Dayboard
11-3 – Judging of entries
3-4 – Judges' meeting and tabulation of scores
4-5 – Breakdown of competition / set-up for court
5pm – Court
7pm – Site Closes

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