Category Archives: Medieval Education

Once Upon a Time at Scugog Shores Museum, Port Perry

We met many wonderful people young and old, and everything in between, at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives who hosted the Medieval Madness celebration. The Once Upon A Time display is continuing until May 23, 2014. We will … Continue reading

Snails are dangerous …

If you look at drawings or writings from medieval times you will find images of medieval knights fighting off snails……. Check this link out…for more exciting details….http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/10/why-were-medieval-knights-always-fighting-snails/

Royal Medieval Faire 2013

We were part of the Royal Medieval Faire once more, on September 21, 2013. It  was an amazing event with jousting, food, wares and special events. Viking history was the theme this year. Although the rain dampened things in the morning, the sun … Continue reading

Merry Adventures with the Seniors

During Seniors Week at the Oshawa Shopping Centre, we demonstrated brass rubbings and presented a workshop at the John Street branch  and made another presentation at the Northview branch to end the month. It was enjoyed by all!

New curriculum developments…

We also have some special announcements of our own. We are developing a new program addressing the new Social Studies Curriculum. We will keep you posted as the new classes are put in place!

The Celts have arrived!

We have received a new set of brass replicas in the Celtic tradition! Various crosses and circles featuring woven interlacing. They are historically accurate replicas of various crosses from numerous churches. St. Andrew, Lindisfarne, Mull, and Sterling, are just a … Continue reading

We have travelled to “Forward into the Past” at Wilfrid Laurier University…

  On April 6, 2013, we have  travelled  o’er fields and fountains, moors and mountains to visit “Forward into the Past” all-day event  at  Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo. One of many craftspeople, we demonstrated brass rubbings and helped to bring life to the past. … Continue reading

Queen Alexis and Lady Colleen have been busy…

It has been a fun-filled month at Gryphon Medieval Brass Rubbings! We have presented to the Scugog Women’s Breakfast Networking Group and to several schools in the Durham/Peterborough area. We entertained the classes with a bit of medieval history and … Continue reading

When did Kingship begin?

Queens and Kings began early on, when civilizations were in infancy. It was the royal leaders, who led those around them, creating development and growth. Often they were thought of as having a close relationship with the divine – not … Continue reading

A Man’s Home Is His Castle!

Most castles were built between 9th to the 16th centuries. The castles were built to protect Europe’s noble families and the villages that surrounded them. The first castles were built of wood with palisades of wooden stakes surrounding them. They … Continue reading