Ca’ d’Oro Salon at Gulf Wars XXVII

The Ca’ d’Oro Salon is a department at Gulf Wars, a reenactment event held annually near Lumberton, Mississippi. Ca’ d’Oro is a place where we gather, socialize, and learn about post 13th-century arts & sciences in the atmosphere of a 15th-century Italian Salon where artists, poets, musicians, philosophers, nobility, and courtiers would have gathered to pass the time. 


Copy of Ca' d'Oro Salon


To read about our success at the last Gulf Wars visit this blog post. Our tentative class schedule for GW XXVII (March 2018) is as follows:

Sunday 3/11

  • 11AM – 12PM — Period Wine Discussion (learn about a period wine. bring ID), Maestra Giata
  • 12PM – 2PM — Gaming Hours (Gluckhaus and more), Maestra Giata Magdalena Alberti
  • 2PM – 3PM — What is Enchanted Ground? (learn how to be in persona), THL Madame Cynthia du Pont
  • 4PM-6PM — Enchanted Ground/Bardic Circle (come to perform or just listen while in persona), THL Madame du Pont

Monday 3/12

  • 10AM – Until — Period Cooking Demonstration (demo of period cooking techniques), Ca’ Giglio d’Oro/ House of the Golden Lilie (Ca’ d’Oro Household)
  • 11AM – 12PM — Dressing the Italian Way, (Demo of layers and components), Giata Magdalena Alberti
  • 1PM – 2:30PM — Coazzone – Headwear Styling (discussion & instructions on different methods to pattern and make your own), Vandy Pacetti-Donelson
  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM — Ca’ d’Oro Ball & Social (come to this pre-ball ball, learn steps, dance, and socialize), Gwlados

Tuesday 3/13

  • 10AM – 12PM — Opening Ceremonies, meet at the Salon at 10:00 to walk over to procession starting at 11AM, Luciano Di Giovanni
  • 12PM – 2PM — Period Potluck (bring a period ish to share, bring period feast gear to sample)
  • 2PM – 4PM — Chivalry Class Pt 1 of 3 (three-part class on chivalry), THL Madame du Pont

Wednesday 3/14

  • 8AM – 10AM — Chivalry Class Pt 2 of 3 (three-part class on chivalry), THL Madame du Pont
  • 10AM – 12PM — Wonder Women: Period Heroines (round table discussion), Evanne Floyd
  • 11AM – 12PM — PUSTALES, PESTILENCE AND PAIN: Tudor Treatments and Aliments of Henry VIII (discussion of this book led by the author!), Seamus O’Caellaigh
  • 1PM – 2PM — Period Painted Boxes (discussion and demo of a finished piece, bring yours to discuss), Betty Eyer
  • 2PM – 4PM — Chivalry Class Pt 3 of 3 (three-part class on chivalry), THL Madame du Pont
  • 2PM – 3PM — Great Condottieri and their Armor (discussion of Italian mercenaries and their kits), Luciano Di Giovanni

Thursday 3/15

  • 9AM – 10AM — Getting Dressed: Hygiene and Hairstyling (period face and hair demo), Evanne Floyd
  • 10AM – Until — Interkingdom Bocce Ball Tournament, THL Madame du Pont
  • 1PM-2PM — Apothecary Lecture and Demonstration, Seamus O’Caellaigh
  • 2PM-3PM — Period Poisons and the Macabre, Justina Di Silvestri
  • 3PM – 4PM — Greetings and Small Talk (a how-to crash course for languages your persona may speak), Hextilda Corbett

Friday 3/16

  • 10AM – 2PM — Bocce Ball Populace Tournament, M. Cynthia du Pont
  • 10AM – 11AM — Coazzone – Headwear Styling (discussion & instructions on different methods to pattern and make your own), Vandy Pacetti-Donelson
  • 11AM – 12PM — Keep Thee From A Nunnery (??), Fortune St Keyne
  • 1PM – 2PM — Gli Experimenti of Caterina Sforza Discussion (Discussion of the woman and her alchemical recipes for health and beauty), Maestra Giata
  • 6PM – Until — Italian Personae Social, Maestra Giata Magdalena Alberti and Tutti!
    • 7PM Stary Olsa Performance
    • 8PM Star Gazing with Hextilda Corbett

Classes to be added:

  • Tudor-ing (clothing), Brad Moore
  • Saxony (clothing and culture), Brad Moore


GW XXVII 2018 paisley flyer


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