Happenings…

Calendar

Event, Date, and Location

Jamestown Day, May 9, 2015, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA
-Gardiner’s Company members volunteer in the Fort.

Ruby Joust, May 23-24, 2015, Amelia Courthouse, VA
-Gardiner’s Company members will offer hospitality at this SCA event upon the rapier field, and the Company Store will be open for business.

Atlantian University, June 13, 2015, Lynchburg, VA
-Gardiner’s Company members will be teaching classes on clothing construction, doublet fitting, and timber framing. This is a free event to attend, no SCA membership required, just donations requested.

Kitchen Work Weekend, July 4-5, 2015, Arvonia, VA
-A weekend to work on the tavern site, making roof tiles, working on the kitchen, and some sewing for the shop.

Summer Muster, also known as Pennsic War, July 24- August 9, 2015, Slippery Rock, PA
-Members in attendance will be camping on Battle Road, running a Pike Drill, and displaying as a group in the Arts and Sciences Display as part of the AS50 entries on August 1st.

Work Weekend, September 5-7, 2015, Arvonia, VA
-More working on the kitchen building.

Current Projects

Kitchen – Plans are well underway to build a Kitchen down at the Tavern site. A separate kitchen is not only the period option, but will be a simpler single story timber framed building, and something to test out the techniques of the period on a smaller scale. Two members attended a timber framing workshop in the Fall 2013, and we hope to have timber framing in progress in Spring 2015.

Governor’s Clothes – Some Members of Gardiner’s were commissioned by the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation to create two new suits of clothes for the new Governor’s Row house in the Fort at Jamestown Settlement.

Tavern – Another space has been cleared in Arvonia to serve as the setting for our future Tavern. Anticipated to be a two story timber framed building with some modern amenities, it will ultimately be an excellent venue for our events.

Gun carriage – Nature felled a large white Ash tree, and our stalwart members, Harv & Bob have set to work harvesting wood from the huge stump.

 

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