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Knights of Veritas offers a variety of programming to suit nearly any need! From Educational Presentations to Family Engagement Activities to Medieval Martial Arts Workshops, we can provide programming for just one hour or an entire day!

We offer programming throughout the year, all throughout the Pacific Northwest to partners such as schools, libraries, museums and more! We'll combine or tailor programs to fit your needs and curricula, so please don't hesitate to contact us so we can discuss how we can serve you!

Educational Presentations

KnightSTREAM Program
Our KnightSTREAM program is our newest, most exciting program yet! Fast-paced, family-friendly, and suitable for all ages of guests, it includes crowd favorites such as

  • leverage demonstration with an audience member
  • discussion, Q&A and facts versus myths
  • interactive exercises
  • a demonstration of how our faithful replica armour is put on
  • full color free reading supplements on a variety of topics from the middle ages and STREAM subjects
  • Code of Chivalry handouts
  • exciting hands-on sharing of faithful replicas (including a sword and a helmet)
  • authentic antique medieval artifacts on display, including common daily items such as coins and buckles in addition to military items such as arrowheads, pieces of armour and a dagger blade
    This program also includes content never-before-seen in a Knights of Veritas program, such as
  • the instantly popular cutting demonstration with a sword
  • STREAM subjects specifically throughout the program (leverage, geometry, math, chemistry, physics, literacy, engineering, architecture, art, and more)
    Program is approximately 45 minutes in length and available year round.
    Cost to your organization: $300
    (please see our Travel Rates, below)

Swordfighting Program
Our Swordfighting Program features authentic, documented historical sword combat techniques in and out of full armour. These exciting techniques are first executed at full speed, and then repeated in slow motion with explanation. The historical process of how armour is put on is demonstrated, along with explanation of the different pieces, with both presenters wearing complete sets of armour.

This program includes:

  • full color educational supplements
  • discussion and Q&A
  • interactive exercises
  • exciting hands-on sharing of faithful replicas
  • authentic antique medieval artifacts on display
  • Code of Chivalry handouts
    Program is 1 hour in length and subject to availability.
    Cost to your organization: $600
    (please see our Travel Rates, below)

We are comfortable working with Friends of the Library and other groups as well as seeking grants and sponsors to help make your programming a reality. Many foundations and companies local to your area may well be interested in partnering for a presentation, proud to associate themselves with education, literacy and chivalry!
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Knights of Veritas has many testimonials from happy clients and will gladly give references upon request. A sampling can be found on our Gallery page.

Family Engagement Programs

Our Family Engagement Programs are the perfect accompaniment to our Knights of Veritas educational presentations. Our hands-on interactive activities and crafts are both educational and enriching! Combine multiple programs to qualify for discounts! Please see our Travel Rates, below. Our selection includes:

  • Interactive History Pavilion
      If you are booking an all-day festival or event, our Interactive History Pavilion should be your first choice. This guided exhibit includes our colorful full-size period pavilion with an exhibit of replica arms and armour that your patrons get to handle, authentic medieval antiquities on display and free full-color educational supplements on a variety of popular subjects. Led by an armoured knight and an additional staffer, this all-ages program will thrill hundreds of people throughout the day!
      Cost to your organization: $600
  • Designing a Coat of Arms
      Every child gets to be a knight when they design a coat of arms of their very own! We can provide all the tools and materials to create a full-color coat of arms that participants get to keep. Complete with historical background, this school-age program serves up to 20 participants and is up to an hour in length.
      Cost to your organization: $250
  • Etching a Medallion
      In this exciting hands-on activity, participants scribe their own design on a 1.25" diameter brass medallion that they get to keep. Our staff then takes over and places the medallions in a weak acid solution to etch them. Complete with historical background and all necessary tools and materials, this school-age program is best for ages 12 and up, serves up to 20 participants and is up to an hour in length.
      Cost to your organization: $250
  • Archery
      One of our most popular activities, participants learn how to safely shoot a bow. We provide a low-draw bow, rubber-tipped arrows, and a reactive target (we can provide up to 10 bows and 10 targets if desired.) Complete with historical background, this school-age program is best for ages 8 and up. This program can serve any number of participants for an hour, or for as long as desired!
      Cost to your organization: starts at $250
  • Mail Bracelets
      Participants learn the basic weave of rings which goes into making actual mail armour by making a bracelet they get to keep! Complete with historical background and all necessary tools and materials, this school-age program is best for ages 12 and up, serves up to 20 participants and is up to an hour in length.
      Cost to your organization: $250
  • Medieval Dance
      Fun for all boys and girls, this interactive program features authentic music and a simple dance that most anyone can learn. This program is best for ages 8 and up and is up to 30 minutes in length. The more participants the merrier!
      Cost to your organization: $125
  • Trebuchet
      This exciting and challenging program features our miniature of the dreaded siege machine known as a trebuchet. Participants learn how to use the machine to knock down a wall; particpants switch off who is building the wall and who is smashing it! Our trebuchet stands 6' tall with the arm upright and lobs tennis balls. Best for ages 8 and up, this program can serve any number of participants for an hour, or for as long as desired!
      Cost to your organization: starts at $250
  • Knight's Quest
      Challenge your participants to complete the Knight's Quest and earn prizes! We'll design and furnish the materials for a Quest just for you, intergrating clues and locations with historical facts to make your Quest both fun and informative. Can be customized to be appropriate for a variety of ages and varying levels of difficulty, with no set limit on participants. This program is intended for larger events where patrons are encouraged visit the vendors, info kiosks or other attractions as designated by the client.
      Cost to your organization: starts at $250
  • Ancient Runes
      This self-directed activity introduces participants to the alphabet of the Vikings: runes! We'll supply crayons and rune activity pages that appeal to both boys and girls.
      Cost to your organization: starts at $50
  • Coloring Pages
      Self-directed and especially appropriate for younger participants, we'll supply crayons and theme-appropriate coloring pages that appeal to both boys and girls.
      Cost to your organization: starts at $50
Any or all of these activities can be added to supplement our any of our other programming. We can also design custom programming or activities centered around your specific theme or needs! Combine multiple programs to qualify for discounts!
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Medieval Martial Arts Workshops

Our Medieval Martial Arts Workshops are ideal when coupled with Knights of Veritas educational presentations, but are also excellent for special engagments all on their own. Each workshop is geared towards introducing students to the fundamental concepts of authentic personal combat from the middle ages through the exploration of a period weapon and how it was used according to surviving manuscripts from that time. Weapon choices include:

  • long sword
  • pole axe
  • dagger
  • messer (short sword)
Director Eric Slyter leads students on a personalized hands-on journey through basic techniques left to us by medieval masters such as Sigmund Ringeck, Paulus Kal, Peter von Danzig, Hans Talhoffer and others. Training arms and fencing masks are provided for the workshop. Each 1 hour class includes full color class notes, and is for ages 12 to adult. More information on our curricula and expanded workshops can be found at Veritas Swordplay Academy.
Cost to your organization: starts at $250 per workshop, up to 10 registrants
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Travel Rates

We try to keep travel costs affordable for our presentations; in most cases, at or below $100 for much of our service area of the Pacific Northwest. It is always easier for us to keep travel costs down when we are traveling for more than one presentation on a given day. We are willing to work with you to find other organizations in your local area who are also interested in having a presentation, in order to keep travel costs down for everyone.

Travel costs may also be defrayed if multiple programs are booked, such as adding a Medieval Martial Arts Workshop or Family Engagement Activities to one of our Educational Presentations. Offer more programs for your patrons and get a discount on travel costs to help your bottom line!
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