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Rob asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Crowdfunding Medieval Armour?

 I welcome all input, as long as it's constructive! I've never really spoken about it here much, but I'm kinda obsessed with medieval arms and armour. It's been both hobby and passion for me for many, many years. I've been mulling over in my mind getting together an organisation that would travel around the country, visiting schools, colleges, universities, holding public demonstrations of armour from various different points during the medieval period; showing what it actually looked like, how it worked, dispelling various myths, informing and educating. I think it's both a lot of fun and an important historical lesson. Now to my question: I am putting together some money for this by myself, but I'd also like to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise just a little extra; not much, just a bit. What do you think? Is it a valid use of crowdfunding sites in the name of education?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    All that waffle to get through to your question and all you want is an opinion on whether it is a legitimate use of crowdfunding sites.

    Crowdfunding sites are largely self-regulating, if the patrons do not think it is a worthwhile cause, they will not invest – simple.

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  • 1 month ago

    Don't reinvent the wheel. The Society for Creative Anachronism does this already. You can join your local chapter, get training from others in making chain mail or working with actual metal, just go to the sca.org site and start looking through it.

    https://www.sca.org/new-to-the-sca/

    The SCA has three huge events every year. Pennsic War in Pennsylvania --https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsic_War

    Estrella in Arizona http://new.estrellawar.org/

    War of the Lilies in Missouri https://www.lilieswar.org/

    Gulf War in Mississippi https://www.gulfwars.org/

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  • Marli
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Have you heard of the Society for Creative Anachronism

    Source(s): www.sca.org
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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    go for it but I'm sure wouldn't consider giving you money so you can travel around the country.

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  • 1 month ago

    I don't know where you live, but in the UK at least there are already several such groups, representing soldiers from various periods of history (eg Roman, Viking, mediaeval, Cromwellian). If they exist in the UK, it's reasonable to suppose they already exist in the USA too.

    I suggest that rather than re-inventing the wheel, you put some effort into finding and joining such an organisation, and then helping it with its fund-raising activities.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I hankered about cameras, specifically a DSLR for years, have always wanted one and was never in the position to purchase one outright. You know what I did? I made sacrifices in my life and saved up until I had enough to purchase one.

    May I suggest you do the same instead of trying to ponce off other people under the auspices of education.

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