Were the Vikings ever in Minnesota? Historians disagree on this point. They do agree that they terrorized, conquered and forever changed parts of Europe, Russia and the Mediterranean. Learn all about these Medieval warriors from a Viking reenactor in an exciting, interactive program.
The splashing of oars against the waves.
The clash of swords, battleaxes & spears.
The battle cries of the fiercest warriors the world has ever known.
During the Viking Age, people lived in terror of these sounds which signaled the sudden and brutal raids of the Norsemen. Any who resisted were slaughtered as these raiders looted monasteries, villages and cities for valuables. Then, just as quickly, they disappeared in their swift longships before any army could arrive to stop them.
This is the enduring image of the Vikings, but there is so much more to their story. Join Historical Experiences on a trip back in time to THE VIKING AGE: A MYSTERIOUS AGE OF RUNES, RAIDS AND SAGAS.
The presenter is Mr. Arn Kind, a teacher of over 44 years, who will come in the regalia of a Viking Raider and teach us about the people and events of this remarkable era.
The story of the Vikings is as extensive as the people it studies. The seafaring Vikings were a group of people that came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. They made an enduring name for themselves in the 8th through the 11th centuries for being tactical warriors, excellent traders, and intrepid explorers. In fact, they arrived in America 1,000 years before Columbus ever did, and archaeologists have found some of their remnants scattered as far east as Russia.
– You’ll discover that these Scandinavians were smart traders, skilled craftsmen, ship-builders, inventors and navigators.
– You’ll learn how Viking raids disrupted the power structure of medieval kingdoms which ultimately resulted in the formation of the European
nations that we know today.
– Some of the popular myths and fallacies surrounding Viking culture will also be dispelled.
Mr. Kind’s presentation will make the the Viking Age come alive for us through his realistic and colorful portrayal of the people of this era. He also brings and displays many artifacts for his audience to view and handle.
Mr. Kind’s presentation is a wonderful and unique way of learning about this colorful chapter from the early history of our world. We are sure that your students will find this presentation very enlightening and exciting as they learn about the Viking Age through, hands-on, LIVING HISTORY experiences! Schedule your program today by going to historicalexperiences.org