My friend Linda McCabe has posted an article about a medieval castle being built in Arkansas. It’s part of a project to reconstruct a castle based on the actual methods used in the Middle Ages. The project is called the Ozark Medieval Fortress, and it began in June 2009. By 2010, the construction site will be open for visitors. In twenty years, the actual castle will be complete.
Each stone will be cut by using hammers and chisels and then hewn by hand to an exact shape dictated by the masons. Currently, the project is hiring stone cutters and masons. Details can be found on the Web site. The project is also in need of volunteers. Many volunteers who helped out on a similar project in France used their holiday time to take part in the construction. Likely, the Ozark project will need volunteer blacksmiths, carpenters, tile makers, rope makers, tree cutters, etc. You may contact the project on its Web site with any questions.
Linda has posted some nice photos of the project on her Web site, so check them out, and if you can help out in any way with this socio-historic project, please do so.