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The MIT Society for Creative Anachronism

Mitgaard Arms: "Argent a column between two beavers combattant gules"

Introductory Meetings

No introductory meetings are scheduled in the near future. If you have questions, please drop us a line at

Regular Activities

There are many activities that take place on a weekly basis on-campus. See our schedule.

Upcoming Events

This space is for SCA events being held in the Greater Boston Area this season. Below is a description of when, where, and the theme of the event. If you are interested, please email Rides to these events can be arranged. (SCA events do require attendees to wear an attempt at pre-17th century clothing -- but Carolingia has some costumes that can be borrowed, and we can help you make suitable clothing of your own.)



It's not period, but we have a Facebook group anyway. Join us!

Leadership Opportunities Available

Several of our officers are graduating soon and looking for replacements. If you're interested in keeping medieval recreation going strong at MIT and would be up for a low-time-commitment leadership position, email

Sewing Machine

We now are the proud owners of a sewing machine for use by Mitgaard members. Need to work on some garb? Email to request it.


We generally run a series of workshops on various topics throughout the year, on topics ranging from chainmail to calligraphy to spinning. Got something you know how to do? Teach one! Got something you want to learn? Let us know, and we can find someone to teach it.

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MITGaard is the MIT chapter of the Barony of Carolingia, in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a world-wide Medieval and Renaissance history club. We are a borough of the Boston-area SCA branch, which is called the Barony of Carolingia.

Our primary activity is going to events -- tourneys and feasts and revels -- throughout the greater Boston area. There is on average one such event every couple of months. We also attend and host special interest groups and workshops on a wide variety of topics pertaining to pre-17th century European private life.

MITGaard is a merry company of people somehow affiliated with MIT who participate in the SCA. We welcome you to join us.

Questions? Send email to A good way to stay informed of happenings in the borough is to join our mailing list. Email us and tell us that this is what you want. And of course, you are welcome to come to one of our meetings and get to know us!

Last Modified by Eowyn, April 19, 2012
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