The Far Traveler: Voyages of Viking Woman

Past event
Apr 10, 2024, 7 to 8 PM

Cambridge Historical Society April meeting program.

The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
This is a Vermont Humanities sponsored program.

According to the medieval Icelandic sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus. Gudrid the Far-Traveler, sister-in-law of the explorer Leif Eiriksson, tried to set up a colony on the shores of the Gulf of St Lawrence around the year 1000.

While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid's story is being proved true by recent archaeological digs in Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland.

Nancy Marie Brown writes about Iceland and Vikings, science and sagas. Her books combine extremes: medieval literature and modern archaeology, myths and facts. They ask, What have we overlooked? What have we forgotten? Whose history must not be lost?

The author of six general interest books and one young adult novel, she lives on a farm in Lyndon, Vermont and spends part of each summer in Iceland leading history and horseback tours.

The program is free, and all are welcome.

The building is handicapped accessible.

Refreshments will be served (homemade, of course)

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