About the Society of the Middle Ages
The Society of the Middle Ages, Inc is a non-profit medieval group dedicated to recreating the martial arts, arts and crafts, and engineering technologies of the past from 400 AD to 1500 AD. We welcome anyone, and everyone, that is interested in Medieval Martial Arts, history, technology, or crafts. We gather to learn from and have fun with each other, and hone our crafts be they blade or tool. No matter your interests, you’ll find something for everyone within the lands of the SMA.
The future of any organization like the SMA isn’t always the members that learn and participate today, it’s usually those that are growing to participate tomorrow. We strive to ensure that children have activities to take part in, and learn from, as well as the adult members.
- Youth martial tournaments and art/science competitions will show off the skills of our young members to all. The bards weave tales and sings songs to be enjoyed by all. Tales of heroic adventures and inspiration are performed, as well as those spooky stories meant to chill your bones around the camp fire at night.
- The scribes teach the artistic young how to illuminate scrollwork with beautiful, colorful designs meant to bedazzle the eyes that behold them.
- Masters of the forges teach those with the desire to learn how to work safely around a forge and how to shape and mold metal to their will.
We are constantly trying to develop new ways to ensure that all of our members, from the youngest to the oldest, have things to enjoy in the SMA. With the input of our members, we hope to continue to grow with an eye on the whole family.