Caid Makes History Come Alive!

At Caid’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Coronation, Caid’s historical displays will bring our kingdom’s history to life.

For the past 40 years Caid has nurtured the SCA dream of studying and re-enacting the best parts of pre-1600s history. We’ve studied period cultures to learn how people lived the values of chivalry and honor. We’ve found ways to update those values and the service they inspire to make that history relevant to modern life.

We’ve studied known arts and rediscovered lost ones, filling in the blanks where no one recorded something because “everybody knew it” or it was a trade secret or had become obsolete. We’ve used our newfound knowledge to advance those arts, enhancing our lives and the lives of those around us.

For 40 years, Caid has taught the pre-1600s skills we’ve learned and used modern communication technologies to share our knowledge far and wide.

At Caid’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Coronation, the historical displays are going one step further and highlighting our own history. There will be display areas for each territory, for combat and Arts & Sciences and service, for Youth Art, and much more. In the memorials room, we’ll celebrate the lives of those who have passed on.

Come celebrate our kingdom’s people and stories with those with whom you enjoy making the past come to life.

Friday, June 22, display setup (display teams only). Grand Opening at 4:00pm.
Saturday, June 23, displays open all day.
Sunday, June 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm open. Tear down/Pack Up of the History Hall is 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Sunday).

For further information about the historical displays at Caid’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Coronation, contact Kingdom Historian Baroness Catharine Hawkwod da Barbiano at

Information about creating historical displays is also available in the “Caid 40th Historical Displays” Facebook group.

To contribute information for a memorial, please send the person’s SCA name (with title if you know it) to THL Arianna Foxford or Lady Emma Cardiganshire at Put “Memorial” and the person’s name in the subject line. DO NOT POST A NAME IN THE COMMENTS ON A FACEBOOK THREAD, there’s a good chance it won’t be seen. SEND THE EMAIL. They’ll contact you about the potential for including a photo, device, and possibly a memorial item in the display. (If you don’t get a response within 72 hours, the email wasn’t received. Please send it again.) Additional information about memorials is also available in the Caid 40 Year Memorial Facebook group.

Come visit Caid’s historical displays at Caid’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Coronation and celebrate our Kingdom’s place in the SCA!