Tag: Viking House

Donors receive recognition for Viking House addition to UW-Green Bay

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On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, friends of the University gathered to thank the generous donors who helped bring the Viking House to UW-Green Bay. Among them, Owen and Elspeth Christianson, who built and donated the Viking House, rebuilding it on the UW-Green Bay campus in fall of 2017; and Tom Olson, who provided funding to […]

An Unlikely Time Machine

Viking House on the UW-Green Bay Campus

UW-Green Bay’s new Viking House transports visitors to medieval Norway The first glimpse of the low, wooden structure sitting alone near Wood Hall gives no clue it is, in a sense, a time machine, ready to transport visitors 1,000 years into the past, to experience daily life in medieval Scandinavia. This is the Viking House, […]

Photo gallery: Riverview Middle School students enjoy the UW-Green Bay experience

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Members of campus and community joined together to host 150 seventh-grade students from Riverview Middle School, Plymouth, Wis., on May 3, 2018. Four community groups joined UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (Humanities) at the Viking House, to teach history through fun, hands-on learning activities. Among them: Women from the Sons of Norway joined History […]

Construction wraps on Viking House

After a month of hard work, construction on the UW-Green Bay Viking House is finally complete. “There’s not a real plan to building a house like this. I mean it’s modeled after a 1,000-year-old house, so we weren’t quite sure how it was going to go,” said UW-Green Bay History chair and curator of the house, Heidi Sherman. WBAY has […]

Viking House in the news again

UW-Green Bay students who used to visit a Viking House near Marshfield, Wis. would call the trip the most memorable of their time at UW-Green Bay. Now students will have the opportunity to walk out of their classroom door to get a chance to “live” the 11th-centruty Viking experience. It’s reconstruction week for the Viking […]

Viking House kickoff events

Reconstruction of the Viking House began Monday, Oct. 23. Donors Owen and Elizabeth Christianson, will give a presentation Wednesday (Oct. 25) evening in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the history of the house and why they are donating it to UW-Green Bay. On Saturday, Oct. 28, the […]

UW-Green Bay receives rare ‘Viking House’

Reconstruction is scheduled for, Oct. 23-27 Green Bay, Wis. — UW-Green Bay is to become the new permanent home for a one-of-a-kind Norwegian Viking house. The house will have its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m. Games, demonstrations, crafts and more will be […]