Viking Age Club & Society Buys Evening Wolf!
On the 17th of July the Viking Age Club & Society - Sons of Norway bought the Viking Færing 'Evening Wolf' from Lee Olson of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Evening Wolf is 19 1/2 feet long Klinkerbuilt that the club plans to use at events to help promote the culture and history of the Viking Age.
Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway Name Change!
At the June meeting of the Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway the membership voted to change the name of the organization to Viking Age Club & Society - Sons of Norway.
God's Hammer Released
The Novel "God's Hammer ", written by Eric Schumacher and in which several members of the Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway served as historical consultants, has been released from Paul Mould Publishing. Here is a synopsis of "God's Hammer ":
935 AD: The North is in turmoil. Harald Fairhair, Norway's greatest King, has died leaving his high seat to his murderous son Erik Bloodaxe. To solidify his claim, Erik ruthlessly disposes of all opponents to his throne, save one.
Erik's surviving enemies send a ship to England where Hakon, Erik's youngest brother, is being fostered in the Christian court of King Athelstan. Unable to avoid his fate Hakon leaves the comforts of the English court to face his ruthless brother in the North. Armed with his dream of becoming Norway's first Christian King, yet confronted with the limitations of his youth and the hostility of the Pagans he would rule, Hakon Haraldsson discovers that true victory over Erik might come only by sacrificing that which he holds most dear, his ideals.
Eric Anderson becomes SON lodge 1-517 President
At a joint Twin Cities Sons of Norway event on January 15th Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway member Eric Anderson was installed as President of Lodge 1-517 Syttende Mai, the host lodge of the Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway.
Viking Feast a Blast
The Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway had their Viking Feast at the American Danish Fellowship Minnesota on Saturday, January 22nd with great success. We had many guests that joined and expressed interest in joining the organization. About 35 members and friends attended , enjoying great food, mead and cider (both hard and regular). Many thanks to all that attended!
Dovre Lodge Donates $5,000 to Viking Age Club
Sons of Norway Dovre Lodge gave a gift of $5,000 to the Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway for its work in preserving the history of Norway's past. The Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway would like to thank the members of Dovre Lodge for this very generous gift.
Meetings Start Again in September
A reminder to our members - Monthly Things (meetings) start on September 3rd, 2004 at the Sons of Norway Headquarters building on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
Decorah Iowa a Success
The Viking Age Club - Sons of Norway had a successful weekend in Decorah, Iowa. This year the weather cooperated with no rain and dry, warm temperatures. As many in the club know the Decorah event is known for high heat and humidity. This year our group had a new location just behind Vesterheim Museum that was even better then the old location we have had for many years. We look forward to setting up in this location in the many years hopefully to follow.
Vinland Map 1 - Detractors 0
Longship Found in York
In December 2003 a Viking Longship was found in York, the first find ever of its kind in England. 130 artifacts have been found so far. To find out more about this find pick up Renaissance Magazine issue #38.