Artifacts of Life - V!

Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - Canterbury, CT

Event date: February 18th, 2023

Event Last Modified: October 31st, 2022

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Event details

Event details
The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites the populace of the East to join us on February 18, 2023 [A.  S.  LVII]
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).
Check in and see more about our event at the web address;

8:00 Staff and Set Up
9:00 Site opens
9:00-10:30 – Entrants check in and set-up
10:30 -- Meeting of Judges
11:00-3:00 – Judging
12:00-1:00 - Lunch Break
3:00-4:00 – Judges meeting and tabulation of scores
3:00-4:30 – Breakdown of entries
4:30 – Court
6:00 Site Closes


Judges will be needed for the event.  If you are interested or wish to learn
more, please contact Sunnifa Heinreksdottir at acerridge(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
and include your SCA name and area(s) of focus.  We will use this information
to best match our judges with our exhibitors wherever possible.  As the judging
process for Artifacts differs significantly from other competitions, we will review
as a group the procedures prior to judging during the morning of the event,
however questions via email, in person, or through Facebook are encouraged
and welcomed.

Site Opens: 9:  00 AM
Site Closes: 6:00 PM

Event Location

Finnish American Heritage Society
76 N. Canterbury Rd. (Rt. 169)
Canterbury, CT  06331
Google Map


Take the best route to I- 395 in CT….. 
Travel North or South to Exit 32 (Rt.  14).......
TURN RIGHT off exit onto Route 14 (W), and follow until you get to a STOP at Route 169…. 
Turn Right (N), and the site is on the LEFT. 
Parking is on site, if there is over flow, the IGA Store at the Routes 14 & 169 intersection maybe used.

Site is Discreetly damp, NO alcohol sales.
No smoking or vaping in the building.  You must go outside.
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).

Registration Fees

Pre-registration is highly recommended due to our site having an occupancy capability of 90 persons.

FEE is $15.  There is a $5 Member Discount, and the day board is included.

Registration can be made by PayPal link below:

A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

If paying by check, see the information listed below.

There is no feast, but the day board is included in the site fee. 

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Co- Stewards:
L.  Severin Schröder
Larry W.  Laudenslager
Phn.; 860.208.0394; please no calls before 10A or 9P

Sunnifa Heinreksdottir

Send Reservations to:

Pre-registration is highly recommended due to our site having an occupancy capability of 90 persons.
Parking is also limited, Carpooling is recommended.  Drop off and pick up to be coordinated. 

Paying by check:  Make checks payable to, SCA, Inc.  Barony Beyond the Mountain. 
mail it to:
Larry Laudenslager
377 Hartford Pike
Dayville, CT 06241
Checks must be received by Feb.  3rd.  Please, PM me via Facebook, or
email me at larry(dot)laudenslager(at)att(dot)net that your check is on the

Other Contact Information:

JUDGES Contact:
Sunnifa Heinreksdottir at acerridge(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
and include your SCA name and area(s) of focus. 

So that we make sure there is enough table space for both contestants, and anyone who wishes to put on a display, contact me, L.  Severin via email at a new and better email