NEWS & EVENTS

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January 29, 2023
6:30-8:00 pm

A Great opportunity to experience 18th and 19th century history for free.

 

In the 17 and 18th centuries, a culture of salons flourished in Europe. Salons were social gatherings in which individuals engaged in the art of conversation in pursuit of knowledge and fellowship. This is a social event with an introduction and training in Victorian Era fencing techniques with smallsword, foil, dueling sword and military saber.

  • Fencing for beginners and advanced participants.

  • No experience necessary, equipment provided.  

  • Discussion forum on 18th and 19th century history.

  • Beverages and light snacks.

  • Ages 21 and older. 

  • Monthly Salons are free!

 

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Saturday November 12, 2022
1-4 pm

En Garde! The Victorian Fencing Society will present a Grand Assault of Arms, a public exhibition of historical swordplay on Saturday, November 12, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

 

This year’s theme “A History of Swordplay in 6 Weapons” will demonstrate the evolution of the sword in military and personal combat. Members of the Victorian Fencing Society will duel with weapons from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, from the rapier of the musketeers to the saber of the Civil War battlefield.

 

The audience is invited to cheer for their favorite gladiator, ask questions, and take photos at the event. Trained fencers will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have. By the end of the afternoon a champion will be announced.

 

The Grand Assault of Arms is an annual event presented by the Victorian Fencing Society to showcase their skills. It is based on the Grand Assaults of the nineteenth century, which were popular and celebrated events, where spectators flocked to see renowned swordsmen face off in public.

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