Shire of Shadowdale
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The Shire of Shadowdale is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a world-wide non-profit living history organization devoted to the study and re-creation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (covering the time period from 600-1600 AD). We are largely a group of part time scholars who emphasize re-creative and experimental techniques to learn about the past. The SCA as a whole studies nearly every aspect of our "period" including clothing, food, drink, heraldry, archery, and martial arts. Members are also involved in many more activities.

The Shire of Shadowdale is a local group based in Iowa City, and its region includes Johnson County and part of Cedar County, located in the central part of the southeast quarter of Iowa. Our members include students and citizens from the area. The shire interacts with a recognized student group at the University of Iowa. There are several other groups in Iowa, within our multi-state geographical region called the Kingdom of Calontir, and around the world.

Shire News: No announcements at this time.

Local Happenings

Business Meeting: 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room (check board for which one)

A&S (arts & crafts) Night: 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, ICPL Meeting Room (check board for which one)

Cut & Thrust practice: Weekly, location varies by season - check calendar.

Archery Practice: Generally weekly, or as available; location varies by season. In the summer, we've been using the "Boy Scout range" (Hawkeye Wildlife Archery Range) on Amana Rd NW.

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Seneschal: Honorable Lord Galen MacColmáin Exchequer: Mistress Catrijn vanden Westhende
Herald: Lady Rohese de Dinan Chronicler: Vacant
Marshal: Sir Dirk MacMartin Webminister: Vacant
A&S Minister: Lady Lucinda Whyteland Chatelaine: Honorable Lady Verena Näherin
Chirurgeon: That's not a thing anymore, didn't you hear? Minister of Youth: Vacant

Disclaimer: This is the recognized Web Site for the Shire of Shadowdale of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Diana Kolbe. This site may contain electronic versions of the groups governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate SCA policies.  No external links are part of the Shire of Shadowdale website. Inclusion of a page here is neither implicit nor explicit endorsement of the site. Further, SCA Inc. is not responsible for content outside of

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