Welcome to Dernehealde

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The Shire of Dernehealde

The Shire of Dernehealde is the Athens County (Athens), Ohio chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. We are centered on the campus of Ohio University. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century predominantly Western Europe. This is accomplished in part by events where members can participate in a variety of activities – from tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Much of the experimentation and camaraderie is accomplished at our regular weekly meetings.

Directions to: Regular Meetings (Fall-Spring), Regular Fighter Practices (Fall-Spring), Craft Nights, Summer Meetings, Summer Fighter Practices

The following professional video gives a glimpse at the allure the SCA has for so many of us.

The Derneherald – February 2018

The February issue of our newsletter The Derneherald is now up. You can view it online, or download it. It is in PDF format, so you will need a PDF viewer like Foxit or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Both of these programs are free for personal use.

Any questions or comments, or suggestions should go to the Chronicler.

Our Dear Abbott is looking for more material for his Q&A column! Send your questions to me, your Chronicler.

Spring Semester 2018

Thanks to Nathan Arnold, we have our rooms reserved for meetings, craft nights and fighter practices! Thank you Nathan!!

Weekly Meetings: Grover Hall Room E304 (Tuesdays 7pm-10pm, Jan. 16 – Apr. 24), business meetings start at 8.

Fight Practices: Morton Hall Room 201 (Sundays 1pm-5pm, Jan. 14 – Apr. 29).

Craft/Social Nights: Grover Hall Room W125 (Every other Thursday 7pm-10pm, Jan. 18 – April 26) – specifically: Jan. 18, Feb. 1 & 15, Mar. 1, 15, & 29, and April 12 & 26.

Shire Events 2017

Meetings: Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm
Grover Hall Rm E304, OU Campus

April 24 – Shire Potluck


Meeting A&S Classes:
March 20: Fencing from period manuals, part 1


Craft Nights: Thursdays, starting Jan. 18
7PM – 10PM – Grover Hall Rm W125
Every other week


Fighter Practice:
1pm – 5pm Morton Hall, Rm 201


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Dernehealde Directory

A listing of current Shire members. To be added to the Directory, simply click on the link below and fill out the form.

  Dernehealde Directory Form

The Directory is not and will not be published on the web.