The Society for Creative Anachronism

The Shire of Anglespur

Welcome, traveler, to the Current Middle Ages!

Located in Troy NY the Shire of Anglespur is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) that encompasses Rensselaer county in eastern New York.

The SCA is a non-profit, educational organization that studies and attempts to re-create pre-1600 AD Western Civilization. The events are participatory and members selectively recreate medieval culture, choosing the elements that interest them. Our shire is full of kind gentles who study everything from fighting, armoring, costuming, heraldry, calligraphy, brewing and music just to name a few. Our group is always eager for new members to teach, to learn from and to feast with.

If you would like to become involved, or are looking for more information about who we are and what we do, please contact our newcomer's contact, called the chatelaine (listed on the contacts page) or come to one of our activity practices (listed on the events page).


  • The next Shire meeting will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, 30 3rd Street, Troy, NY 12180.

  • Bardic and Performing Arts Spooktacular (public event with the library), will be held on October 30 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the East Greenbush Community Library (10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061). Come and share your spooky performing arts pieces! Garb event for performers! Garb or mundane for audience members! Family friendly fun! Stories, poems, songs, instruments, singing, and more! All experience levels welcome! The more the merrier! A great way to introduce the SCA to library patrons! Come out and show your support! For more information, contact Douglas Doan at chatelaine at