Author Archives: BrittBenson

VIKING WORKSHOP

      At the Nov. workshop we discussed the end of the Viking Era.   History says it ended with the Norman invasion of England in 1066 AD.  However, there were several known Viking raids after that.  There were two things that caused the raids to die out:  The countries subject to raids became more organized and […]

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Next Viking workshop November 22

Just a reminder that next Tue, (the 22nd of Nov.) is our next Workshop.  1:00 PM at the Kirkwood Commerce Bank, as usual.  Lets all come prepared to report on and discuss “The End of the Viking Era”.  And please come with suggestions for the coming months.  1:00 PM at the Kirkwood  Commerce Bank, as […]

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IKEA offers free meals for kids

The holidays are all about giving and beginning on Halloween IKEA St. Louis will be doing just that. Kids of IKEA FAMILY members under 12 years old can eat free on weekdays in the IKEA restaurant. Parents can get up to two kids meals (reg. $2.49 each) when they purchase one adult entrée valued at […]

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Next Viking Workshop Nov. 22

Yesterday, Oct. 25 we had an interesting discussion on The Beginning of the Viking Era.  We concluded that the era actually started long before the historical start  (the raid on Lindisfarne in 793 AD) and that it probably started with trading voyages to Baltic areas, Great Britain, Germany and other nearby areas.  On these trips […]

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Register to win a pair of tickets to A Man Called Ove

Register for your chance to win two tickets to A Man Called Ove at Frontenac Theatre on October 14 by emailing us at swedishcouncilofstlouis@gmail.com with your name and mailing address to where you’d like your prize sent, should you be selected. This is a random drawing, and five winners will be chosen to receive a pair of […]

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Midsommar 2016 Video by Larry Nordlof

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Viking Workshop

VIKING WORKSHOP The workshop had an interesting meeting on April 26.  We learned a lot about stave churches.  Those churches were built after the Viking era but had many wood carvings that were typical Viking figures, including dragon heads at the gabled roof ends. About 1300 were built in Norway and smaller numbers were built […]

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Tune in to PBS for an upcoming Viking program

On channel 9, on Tuesday, April 12 there will be a two hour program titled “Nova: Vikings Unearthed” and subtitled “New clues about the Viking legendary expeditions and settlements”. This will be of interest to all Viking enthusiasts and most Scandinavian descendants.

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Viking Workshop update from Dave Peterson

On March 22 we had an interesting workshop. We were unable to have a recorded program so we had a discussion on the pre-viking era known as the Vendel period (named for a town in Sweden) and related topics. The discussions included the circa AD 600 ship burial at Sutton Hoo in SE England. It […]

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Spelmanslag video from Kirkwood Library

Our fellow member Larry Nordlof composed this lovely video of Scandinavian folk performers Rex and Nancy Couture and Paul Russell when they performed at the Kirkwood library. You can view the video by clicking the play button on the screen below. Enjoy!

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