During the 2015-16 academic year, the Marco Institute began a partnership with Bearden High School to bring medieval-themed programming to high school students in our community. The first such event, held in April 2016, was dubbed “Marco Madness.” Bearden High students organized food and decorations, the Tennessee Medieval Faire players provided entertainment, while graduate students and faculty from the University of Tennessee gave talks and led hands-on activities on themes ranging from the Black Death to medieval manuscripts and scribal practices.
Today, this initiative has expanded into Medieval Day, a county-wide outreach program involving the Marco Institute and Knox County High Schools. Medieval Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, at Bearden High School.
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