Today the Barony of the Lonely Tower put on a demonstration at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The university's Medieval and Renaissance Studies Department promoted it, calling it "Encountering the Past: Costumes, Crafts & Combats". It was scheduled from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the first semi-warm day we'd had in weeks.
With the chosen "lunch" time we had a good turn out. Pesky day jobs do conflict. A dozen members garbed and brought their gear. They also brought their special interest creations to display.
|Lord Miklos brought embroidered |
bags and information.
|Lord William brought painted |
wooden game boards.
|Lady Batilda showed off |
her new loom.
|Honorable Lady Cristina cooked beef |
and other items for tasters.
|M'lord Roger displayed his |
archery gear and long bow.
|A block away the fighters |
had a huge field for practice.
|M. Nesscia captured the|
fighting demo and viewers.
|Lady Zafar and I combined our |
scribal period materials to display.
The day's weather improved and the college students brightened our conversations. About a dozen UNO students signed up for future contact and more information. Plus we talked SCA projects and fighting. You can't ask for a more beneficial three hours.
Kingdom handbooks containing demo information: