“Are We the Vikings?” – November 3rd

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Events

The Chamberlin Presents: “Are We the Vikings”

A Mariner’s Museum Presentation

Thursday, November 3rd
The Solarium, 9th Floor, The Chamberlin
Presentation from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

An afternoon presentation by Ron Lewis of the Mariner’s Museum. Presentation begins at 3 pm.

“Are We the Vikings?”

Who was here first? Why, the Indians, of course! That may oversimplify the settlement of early Asian Nomads who crossed the Bering land bridge and decided to stay! But how about the early European explorers to our continent? The Norsemen traveled far and wide, sometimes by design, sometimes by accident. That they landed in North America is generally undisputed, but where, exactly, did they make land? Where did they come from? How important were their voyages of discovery, pillage and exploitation in the era before the Age of Exploration? And where did they go after a couple of centuries of notoriety? How did they live? During this interactive and exciting presentation, we’ll examine the myths and facts, learn how to write Viking runes, and, most importantly, decide whether WE are the Vikings!

Open to the public, the program is free. For more information, call 637-7203.