the Dark Ages Re-creation Company
DARC seeks to create an environment that stresses historic re-creation of the Viking Age through the use of strict interpretation at a 'role playing' level and authenticity guidelines regulated by peer review. The primary activity of our events is centred on the 'camp', and as such we stress reproducing lifestyle and artifact use. The Company intends to provide a resource of skilled and experienced historic interpreters and physical demonstrators to museums and educational programs.
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This link will take you away from the Wareham Forge site.
DARC was the only
Canadian group selected to take part in the 'Norstead'
event as visiting Interpreters.
DARC was involved in work on the
travelling exhibit 'FULL CIRCLE - First Contact' at the
Woodstock Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization
and the Cranbrook Museum of Science. Members were
involved in physically installing the exhibit; lending
reproductions as an addition to the main display,
education program and promotional displays; providing
workshop teachers and lecturers; and of course working
as costumed interpreters for special events.
Since 2000, DARC has continued to mount
high quality 'daily life' styled presentations,
primarily for museums, universities and other
educational institutions, often in conjunction with
major exhibitions. DARC has been featured at a number of
longer duration special events for Parks Canada at L'Anse
aux Meadows NHSC. Most members are skilled artisans,
undergoing primary research in areas of experimental
archaeology, backed up with papers and demonstrations at
academic conferences. Past group presentations have been
mounted in Ontario, Newfoundland, the USA, and as
individuals, in the UK and Scandinavia.
In conjunction with FULL CIRCLE, a mall display was prepared that featured images of the members of DARK taken at L'Anse aux Meadows and Norstead. Go on for a version of this text: