Arts and Sciences in Gyldenholt

Duchess Bridget Lucia Mackenzie Is in charge of the Barony’s The Arts & Sciences office.  As such, she organizes various events which promote the arts and sciences, be they competitions, project days, or just get togethers.


The Gyldenholt Brewers’ Guild is a branch of the Right Noble Order of the Brewer’s Guild of Caid. It is a forum to talk about brewing and brewing guild activities. The barony guild is open to anyone interested in brewing alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic beverages, and fermented foods.

Purpose of the Guild is to:

  • Provide standardization in the Art of Brewing
  • Provide instruction in the Art of Brewing to any who are interested
  • Teach the major drinks and varieties 
  • Provide information for other groups and help them in their studies
  • Help maintain the integrity of a non-alcoholic site
  • Educate the populous in safe, responsible drinking practices
  • Provide trained judges for all Brewing events

Branch Guildmaster: Reynold Colling
Branch Secretary: Carol of Gyldenholt

Join in the conversation on our Facebook group page: Gyldenholt Brewers Guild
For questions or comments contact: Reynold Colling

Additional links:
Right Noble Order of the Brewer’s Guild of Caid:
Facebook Group

Fiber Arts Guild

A guild which researches and recreates all manners of period textile crafts, including spinning, weaving, needle work, etc. No experience necessary.
Contact Duchess Bridget Lucia MacKenzie

At Sunday Solar, 3rd Sunday of the Month 1-3pm, we gather to do these crafts and more. Learn how to spin, weave, embroider and do other period arts. Contact Duchess Bridget Lucia MacKenzie”


A group which researches and teaches medieval metalworking techniques. Guild activities include creating personal favors, trinkets, and badges as well as making site tokens for events. All skill levels are welcome as the guild learns and practices new techniques together.
Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in Fountain Valley, CA.
The group Facebook page can be found here
Contact Muriel O’Dooley

Historians Guild

The Historians’ Guild is a place where we nurture and support one another research skills and take turns sharing our findings on our favorite topics! No need to present if you don’t wish to– but people tend to get hooked!

The gathering is open to anyone who is interested, no experience necessary. Beginners are especially welcome!

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at the home of Mistress Maria Theresa and Baron Bart in Westminster, CA. We also stream live on Zoom.

Join the Facebook group page Gyldenholt Historians’ Guild  to get the latest and to see our archive of Research Resources and recordings of the previous presentation

Contact: Hunith Lily

Right Noble Upper Crust Cooking Guild

We are the only cooking guild in the kingdom designated as right noble.  The Right Noble Upper Crust Cooking Guild researches and recreates period food with an emphasis on preparation. The guild participates in preparation of event feasts on both a kingdom and local level with a  focus on delicious tasting, period authenticity.

Members have an opportunity to explore the food of their persona time and place as well as a variety of times and places. Both experienced cooks and novices to period cooking are welcome to attend.

You will also find information including recipes, menus, book reviews and more on theCooking Guild Facebook GroupYou will also find more information on the Cooking guild website.

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the home of Messer Giuseppe.  Please contact the guild master, Messer Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia for details.


A guild which researches and recreates period scribal arts including calligraphy and illumination. You will also find more information on the College of Scribes Webpage.
The Gyldenholt Scribal Guild meets on the 1st Sunday of the month, 10am in Costa Mesa.
Contact The Honorable Lady Valeria Cabrielli


The purpose of the Bardic Guild of Gyldenholt is to promote the bardic arts through scholarship, creativity, artistic endeavor, and community. Meetings may include lectures, workshops, and performance practice opportunities. 
This group is currently dark.
If you are interested in this guild please contact Duchess Bridget Lucia Mackenzie


A guild which researches and recreates period garb and the construction of the same.

This group is currently dark.
If you are interested in this guild please contact Duchess Bridget Lucia Mackenzie


A guild which researches, practices, and performs period dance as well as some modern choreographic devised in period-style.

This group is currently dark.
If you are interested in this guild please contact Baron Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia