Artifacts of a Life IV
Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - New Britain, CT
Event date: February 8th, 2020
Event Last Modified: January 11th, 2020
The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites the populace of the East to join us on February 8, 2020 for Artifacts of a Life IV.
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, located at https://bbm.eastkingdom.org/events/artifacts-of-a-life/ .
Site is damp. Beer, wine, mead or champagne ONLY. No spirits or spirit-based cordials are allowed on site.
No smoking or vaping on site. Not even in the parking lot. You must go outside the fence to smoke or vape.
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).
Site Opens: 9:00am
Site Closes: 9:00pm
HSC Community Center
370 Osgood Avenue
New Britain, CT 06053
North, East or West, take your best route to I-84, Exit 36 (Slater Road).
From the exit, continue straight onto Sterling Road. Sterling ends in a T with a wood straight ahead of you.
At the woods, turn LEFT onto Corbin Avenue. The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT. It's a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue. If you get to Osgood you've just passed it.
From the South, take I-91 to Exit 22N (Route 9 North).
Merge LEFT to Route 72 WEST towards Bristol.
Take the Corbin Avenue exit. This is a right-hand exit off of Route 72.
Turn RIGHT onto Corbin Avenue for ~1.3 miles.
The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT. It's a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue. If you get to Osgood you've just passed it.
The site fee is $10.00 per person with the member discount. For non-members, the cost is $15.00 per person.
There is no feast or dayboard. Light refreshments (water, lemonade, pretzels) will be served. Attendees should bring their own food.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. - Barony Beyond the Mountain
Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn (Susan Scoville)
860-454-5289 (no calls after 9pm please)
Send Reservations to:
Contest registrations should go to:
Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn
Registrations for those who wish to attend the event (but not compete) are not required.