From the Brown
Enjoy public lectures, re-enactments,and hands-on activities for the whole family. See blacksmiths, weavers, and other craftsmen at work, try on armor, and learn Viking games. Admire the agility of Icelandic horses (Sat. only) - the descendants of Viking Age steeds. Discover how the Vikings dressed, competed, and used magic as they explored, colonized, and conquered lands from Russia to New England. Plus, children can make their own helmet and shield, and carve soapstone! Lectures are scheduled at the Museum on both days. Topics include: "Real Class in Viking Culture: Sports, Games, and Other Forms of Competition," "Dress, Adornment, and Identity in the Viking Age," and more!
From the Christian Home Educators of Vermont
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
300 Tower Street
Saturday, September 18, 2004 11am - 5pm
Daily Life in the Dark Ages
Explore a Viking Encampment! - Don't miss this very rare opportunity!
This is a very rare opportunity to kick off your ancient history studies with a New England resource on the days of the Dark Ages - we just don't have these opportunities very often! Learn about the 800's and the days of the Viking. Public lectures, re-enactments, hands-on activities for the whole family! See blacksmiths, weavers, and other craftsmen at work. Try on armor and learn about Vikings families and play Viking games. Admire the agility of gorgeous Icelandic horses (Sat. only) - the descendants of Viking Age steeds. Discover how Vikings dressed, competed, and explored, colonized andconquered lands from Russia to New England! Children can make their own helmet and shield, carve soapstone and much, much more!!
The FRC is taking reservations for a group admission: $5 per adult and $2 per child (under age 2 free)
Sunday admission from 11am - 5pm is $6.00 per adult and $2.00 per student.
Please call 978-741-7449 to register today!
The Dark Ages Re-creation Company, of Toronto, Canada, sheds light on the distant past in their living exhibit of Viking life, which some 400 visitors saw yesterday at Haffenreffer Museum, in Bristol.
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Above, David Cox explains Viking traditions as he portrays a Viking father, while holding his real-life son, Erowyn. The encampment at Haffenreffer Museum consisted of six tents and artifacts of Viking life. At right, Gabriel Silva, of North Providence, tries on 45 pounds of chain mail and a steel helmet to see what it was like to be a Viking. At right is Neil Peterson, of Canada, who plays the part of a Rognaar during the day-long event. Exhibits included cooking and blacksmithing.