Get thee to the Cape Cod Maker Faire to meet members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism! The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe.
Ann Carpenter, a member of the local chapter known as the Barony of Smoking Rocks, says, ”While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, you can experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills such as calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and fiber arts (to name just a few!) — within an all-ages social group.”