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[fwd] [EK] Vikings in Newfoundland (fwd)
Poster: James and/or Nancy Gilly <KatieMorag@worldnet.att.net>
Thought this might be of interest....
Alasdair mac Iain
>From: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
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>Subject: [EK] Vikings in Newfoundland (fwd)
>Date: Fri, 11 Apr 97 17:58:06 +0000
>-Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
>Via the Ealdormere list. Anyone fancy a VERY long drive?
> PRESS RELEASE
> DELIVERY DATE: For Immediate Delivery
> Dateline: L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
> the Vikings Return to Newfoundland!
> On June 14, 1997, a new living history presentation will open at
> the L'anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, located at the tip of
> Newfoundland's great Northern Peninsula. The Viking Encampment is a
> historic re-creation based on the Norse explorations of North America circa
> 1000 AD. Costumed interpreters will occupy the turf houses on the actual
> site of this Viking outpost. They will be on hand daily to answer all your
> questions, along with the types of equipment they would have originally
> brought with them to the country they called Vinland. Don't miss this
> opportunity to personally experience a re-creation of a period of Canada's
> history that is not widely known and often poorly understood.
> Come see what life was like on the shores of Newfoundland over 500
> years before John Cabot landed there. Experience for yourself the living
> conditions inside a turf long house. Taste period foods cooked over the
> open fire. Handle the tools of the Norse blacksmith and carpenter. Watch
> demonstrations of period textile production and wood working. Learn the
> tricks of navigation that allowed Scandinavian merchant explorers to travel
> from the colony at Greenland. Walk the same beach that such legendary
> figures as Lief 'the Lucky' Eiriksson once did. Meet ship's captain 'Bjorn'
> and his wife 'Thora', along with other members of their crew.
> The Viking Encampment uses some 200 individual reproduction
> objects, based on samples drawn from a number of archaeological sites .
> Each has been painstakingly crafted to accurately reproduce original
> artifacts from the Viking Age. The Viking Encampment is the only
> re-creation of this time period to be seen anywhere in North America. The
> production designer is Darrell Markewitz of the Wareham Forge and is the
> end result a research project started in 1992. The program is a joint
> presentation of Parks Canada and the Viking Trails Tourism Association.
> The Viking Encampment will open on Saturday, June 14 and continues
> until September 1, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is included
> with your entry to the L'anse aux Meadows National Historic Park.
> the Norse Encampment Company
> Darrell Markewitz - the Wareham Forge
> RR # 2 Proton Sation
> Ontario, Canada N0C 1L0
> (519) 923 - 9219
James and/or Nancy Gilly
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