The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites the populace of the East to join us on September 30, 2017 for Artifacts of a Life III.
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.
9/12/2017 UPDATE: The A&S Consultation Table has been cancelled in order to focus on providing feedback to the entrants. However, if you prefer to display rather than enter the contest,, space will be available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis.
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: 09:00 am
Site Closes: 09:00 pm
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.
(If you miss the Corbin Avenue exit, then get onto I-84 East-bound and follow the directions above.)
WHEN YOU LEAVE
IF YOU CAME ON EAST-BOUND I-84 VIA THE SLATER ROAD EXIT - Note that the on ramp to West-bound I-84 from Slater Road (Exit 36) is closed for repairs. To get onto West-bound I-84 from the event site, turn LEFT out of the parking lot and go down Corbin Avenue. Pass the CVS and three gas station at the corner of Corbin and Main streets, go straight through the stop light at that corner and then, at the next stop light, take the entrance ramp to your right onto 72 West. Move over to the left lanes, which will take you to I-84 West-bound (Staying in the right lane will take you to I-84 East-bound).
If you have any questions please contact the event stewards: Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn or Baron Jehan du Lac