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. But there is another side to this story. These Scandinavians from the Middle Ages were great explorers, navigators, tradesmen and ship-builders.
The Vikings have a reputation for being brutal and merciless warriors who carried out raids all over Europe and parts of Asia. But there is so much more to their story. Historical Experiences’s presentation, THE VIKING AGE, will cast you back in time to the mysterious age of Runes, Raids and Sagas where you will learn that there was much to admire in these Scandinavians. Putting their violent raiding aside you will learn that they were excellent traders, craftsmen, skilled ship-builders, and phenomenal navigators. They invented the ski, the comb, the first practical magnetic compass among other things. Their raids disrupted the power structure of medieval kingdoms which would ultimately result in the formation of the European nations that exist today. We are the “history field trip” that comes to you. If you want your kids to get excited about history, call us today at 507-381-0898 or go to our website to schedule a time for you date with THE VIKING AGE.