two hour class, held in the undercroft of the Bors
describing daily life in the
middle ages. Presents ideas on how history is
understood, and why it is important and relevant to the
21st century. Discusses archeology, architecture,
technology, food, customs, fashions, and music.
of tools, cooking and eating equipment, coins, clothing, armor and musical
instruments are demonstrated and discussed with visitors, and a tour of the
grounds is included, weather permitting. Subject matter can also include
or focus on specialized topics.
for adults and students 10 years and older. This presentation can
work well as an introduction or summary for courses on the middle ages, for
public schools, colleges, universities, home-schools, retirement groups, or
craft and cultural organizations. Opportunity is provided for questions,
which are encouraged.
optional "ploughman's" lunch (bread, roast polish
sausage, cheese, vegetable, fruit and a spiced juice drink) is available from
the Bors Hede kitchen. The class is extended another 20 minutes while food is served "feast
style" on platters, and eaten off a bread trencher, while a minstrel plays