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Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University - Bristol RI

September 14 / 16 / 17, 2006

After a one year hiatus, DARC received an invitation to come back for a third display at the Haffenreffer Museum at Brown University.

This year's exhibit was bigger than last year. We took the same size crew as last time, some folks from the Higgens Armory Museum set up combat demonstratios, and Brown kept its ambitous  lecture schedule.

Kevin Smith (Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University) spoke on Law and Order in the Viking Age, Dr. Michèle Hayeur Smith (Rhode Island School of Design) spoke about dress & adornment, Dr. William Fitzhugh (Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institute) spoke on Providence and the Viking Connection, Dr. William Short (Higgens Armory Museum) spoke on arms and armor, Prof. Stephen Mitchell (Harvard University) spoke on Tales of Adventure and History, DARC's own Darrell Markewitz spoke on Experiments in Iron Smelting, and Neil Peterson spoke on Viking Era Pastimes.

In addition, there were Icelandic sheep on site. The weather had been cool and raining running up to the event but the weekend was beautiful.  Bright, sunny, and very well attended.

Some of the flyers from that day

Unn and Bera set up a dye/cook fire and spent the weekend keeping us fed, watered, and making pretty colours.
Bera Pic Fire Cooking naalbind
Kjarval did some bronze casting.
fire Kjarval unnr
Ketill spent time forging.
Dar 1 talk dar2 Ket2

Grimbold carved the days away.
grim helm tent grim

Rig entertained visitors with music and tales.
Rig tents rig rig

Kaðlín spent the days spinning, and worked on warping up a new project.
Kathlin loom loom loom

And Ragnarr tried yet again to finance the trip with sales of beads, and various other materials.
trade goods Ragnarr tradegoods ragnarr
ragnarr ragnarr RAGNARR

Two pictures of the inside of tents.
trade goods trade goods

Meanwhile the folks from Higgins Amory Museum put on their displays and helped people into armour, and the sheep worked on cropping the lawns.
higgins higgins higgins higgins

Finally a couple of fun shots....
sheep rig Kevin site
      Updated: 4 Dec, 2007
Text © Neil Peterson, 2006
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