Best Places to View the Middle Ages in the Ozarks
1. Medieval/Renaissance Faire in Mansfield, Missouri, held in early June. Contact Maggie Colburn at the Mansfield House for more information. Camille DeLaurier, our first graduate of the medieval minor program @ Drury, interned there as a lovely woodcutter's wife.
2. Phelps Grove Park: Every Sunday afternoon and Thursday night witness recreated battles via ConquestLARP (Live Action Role Playing).
3. Commercial Street "Antiquing": Catch the large medieval knights at a number of stores along Commercial street.
4. Toys 'R Us: From medieval castle legos to the Veggie Tales' Lyle the Viking, this is the place to witness the penetration of medieval images into popular culture.
5. The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau: Yes, Springfield's Catholics have their own bishop, cathedral, priests, and theology that owe much to the development of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.
6. Drury University, Southwest Missouri State University, Evangel University: Thank the Middle Ages for your liberal arts curriculum, your college community, and your black robes at graduation!
7. SMS Archives: Contains some fascimiles and pages from medieval manuscripts.