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 Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the surrounding county of Rensselaer.

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 the chatelaine (listed on the contacts page) or come to one of our activity practices (listed on the events page).


  • The next shire business meeting will be held December 7, 2014 at 6pm at the RPI Student Union, outside of Mothers.

  • The Anglespur/Concordia joint Twelfth Night pot-luck will be held on January 3, 2015 at the Castleton Ambulance Garage. More details will be available soon.

  • The Anglespur Dinner & Dance will be held on April 11, 2015. More details will be available soon.