Fwd: Viking activities - DEMO OPPORTUNITY
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From: Woods, Andrew <awoods@...>
Date: Apr 13, 2007 5:30 PM
Subject: Viking activities
To: danceswithwords42@..., jeffnaggie@..., Erick Maxskelly < erickmaxskelly@...>
First meeting of Friends of the Raven was April 12, 2007.
The Viking ship Raven, is Magnus Anderson's 1893 reproduction of the 890 AD Gokstad ship. She sailed from Norway to Chicago in 1893.
At our first meeting, we discussed the history of the Viking ship Raven. The attendees were staff at local parks and museums.
The ship was at Lincoln Park Zoo until 1994. The ship was moved to Good Templar Park on East Side Street, Geneva, Illinois.
June 16th Vasa Park on Highway 31 in South Elgin will have a Viking event. Last time they did this a Viking reenactment group had a reproduction ship on the Fox River. I've been asked to man a table, in costume.
June 17th Good Templar Park on East Side Street, Geneva, will have a Midsummer's day event.
June 23rd during Swedish Days Good Templar Park on East Side Street, Geneva, will have another showing of the Viking ship Raven.
Good Templar Park asked if the SCA would be interested in doing a demo at the Viking ship.
Please let us know if we can help you further in your military research.
Andrew E. Woods
Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center
Cantigny First Division Foundation
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
Tel. (630)-260-8223 / Fax (630)-260-9298
Ld. Earik MacSkellie
Squire to Sir Galem Lionel Ostwestly
Marshal, Incipient Shire of Foxvale