Education Event: Stephen White- The Vikings are Coming!


Saturday February 24, 2018

    6:00 PM


Saturday, February 24th at 6:00pm
Education Event: Steve White, Mystic Seaport: The Vikings Begin

Stephen White, President of the Mystic Seaport will discuss the upcoming exhibit; The Vikings Begin. One of the world’s finest early Viking-age collections is coming to Mystic Seaport. Priceless treasures, including helmets, shields, weapons, glass, and other artifacts are safeguarded at the Gustavianum Museum of Uppsala University in Sweden, Scandinavia’s oldest university. These collections, dating as early as the seventh century, are now the focus of a major research initiative designed to significantly advance our understanding of how the Norse culture evolved. Thematic sections on Viking warfare, trade, the Baltic Sea, a ship burial, Norse gods, and relations to other cultures will employ rare archaeological finds in the discovery of how this maritime society lived more than a millennium ago. This exhibition represents the first instance most of these artifacts will have ever left Sweden. $5.00 SHYC Members/$10 Guests 
Mystic Seaport’s installation will be the international debut of The Vikings Begin, and is made possible in collaboration with the Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum.Image credit for all: ©Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum

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