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
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
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.
Kjarval did some bronze casting.
Ketill spent time forging.
Grimbold carved the days away.
Rig entertained visitors with music and tales.
Kaðlín spent the days spinning, and worked on warping up a new project.
And Ragnarr tried yet again to finance the trip with sales of beads, and various other materials.
Two pictures of the inside of tents.
Meanwhile the folks from Higgins Amory Museum put on their displays and helped
people into armour, and the sheep worked on cropping the lawns.
Finally a couple of fun shots....