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Valencia Village - Living History

Learning Yesterday, Today

Valencia Village is a place to explore, learn and discover living history. The Village site will highlight the skills and knowledge it takes to make up a medieval/renaissance community.


Within the village are links that will lead to museum tutorials and lectures as well as videos featuring living history members sharing their knowledge and skills.


Valencia Village features portals into virtual reality tours of castles and great works of art.  Allowing the viewer to experience history in a unique and immersive way.

These efforts are in keeping with our mission to preserve the history of community through the study of medieval and renaissance time periods.

These exciting topics range from the arts and activities of hearth and home, the skills found in the trades of a village guild, to the science and medicine of the Medieval period.

Winter Park Valencia students will also be sharing their research and findings with infographics and presentations ranging from architecture, art, music, herbs, armor, medicine, plagues and cultural and spiritual practices.


As, you move through the website you will see major headings, such as those highlighted below, which will drop into specific areas of knowledge. We welcome you to explore and discover the adventure within the Valencia Village.

Home
Home

Within the medieval home, the rituals of daily life centered around the essential tasks of maintaining a kitchen garden for herbs and simple medicinals. Soups, stews, and pottage...

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Commerce
Commerce

There are many roles needed to produce the various interconnected skills and trades within a medieval village. As the medieval period progressed these jobs become...

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Health
Health

Doctors were often hard to come and they could usually be found only in large towns, and those living in rural villages had to travel long distances to seek treatment...

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Culture
Culture

There is more to life than work. Society is painted by the beliefs, customs and celebrations of the region. Community expression in art, music, celebrations, and traditions create...

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VIRTUAL Renaissance Fair | Fall, 2021

Fair Dates: October 25-28, 2021 | Monday - Thursday

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Monday - Marginalia - Fun in the Corners
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A Mosque Courtyard

Wednesday - Beyond the West - Exploring the Diverse Offerings of the Medieval and Renaissance World.
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Tuesday - The Feminine Voice in the Medieval and Renaissance Era.
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Ancient Carvings

Thursday - Creativity and Innovation in the Medieval and Renaissance Period.
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Join us for Valencia Village’s Medieval and Renaissance Fair. The week of October 25-28  - each day will feature a facet of the medieval and renaissance culture and history. Elizabeth Faulcon’s Introduction to Humanities classes will be hosting zoom sessions on a variety of topics related to the featured themes of the day. Please continue to check back on our page for details and times.

Active Fairs
 

Check back in Spring of 2021 for a listing of active fairs

VR Tours & Video Tutorials

Take a tour of a Medieval Castle or a Medieval Village

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Articles

Research
documentation from scholarly sources

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How to become a content contributor to the Valencia Village

The Society for Creative Anachronism

Service, Chivalry, Courtesy, Creativity, and So Much More

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) is a non-profit educational organization devoted to study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  Most of its activities take place in the context of a social structure adapted from the forms of the European Middle Ages, which allows participants to take a first-hand look at various aspects of the life, culture and technology of the times under study.  It is part of the “living history” movement, which means that members try to reproduce various aspects of the culture and technology of their period, as well as doing more traditional historical research.

 

The SCA sponsors events such as tournaments, feasts, and university sessions where members dress according to medieval and Renaissance styles, and participate in activities based on the civil and martial skills of the period

Participants wear replica armor, and use weapons made from rattan, which have the balance and handling properties–but not the lethal effect–of the originals.

 

Extensive training is required, and all participants sign waivers of liability.

Besides costuming, armoring, and combat arts (including archery and rapier combat), activities include calligraphy, dancing, music, cookery, and board and field games, plus a variety of technical and social skills which help establish the ambiance of life at a period court.  Society events are open to the public, but, in keeping with the emphasis on living history rather than dramatic performance, all attendees are expected to make an attempt to preserve the atmosphere and fit in with the SCA’s standards of dress and behavior.

(Source -  https://malagentia.eastkingdom.org)

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The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat and culture. The lives of participants are enriched as we gain knowledge of history through activities, demonstrations, and events. >Learn More

Valencia Village

Preserving the History of Community

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