The Shire has a budding Arts and Science community.

We have a month Arts and Science meeting every second Sunday of the month.  At September’s meeting, we will be doing:

  • Wine Making taught by the Duchess Marieke

It will take place Sunday September 10th  from 11-1:30 at 34 Mansfield Ave, Cambridge VT 05444

Brewers should bring:

  • An empty one gallon glass jug
  • 3 lbs berries or other fruit, or a mix – frozen, or frozen and thawed
  • 3 lbs white sugar (or 2.5 lbs honey if you prefer)
  • Steel or enamel pot (not aluminum) that holds a gallon or more, (spaghetti or canning pot) with lid
  • Potato masher
  • A brewing notebook to write down what you did

Marieke will provide: wine yeast, rubber stoppers for jugs, airlocks, siphon hoses, powdered disinfectant.

Recommended donation is $5.


Previous A&S meetings include:

  • Making Chain Mail
  • Freehold Archives and Member Stories
  • Cup Covers with Lady Aurelia Colleoni
  • Persona Building with Lord David Poirier De LeLoup
  • SCA 102 with Master Tearlach
  • How to Enter an A&S Competition with Duchess Marieke
  • Making Queen’s Favors
  • How the SCA Works with Duchess Marieke
  • Show and Tell


We also have several active Guilds:


If you have any questions, ideas for classes, or want to teach a class, Eleanor Grey of Colchester is our Minister of Arts and Sciences and can be reached at