A traditional viking barbecue was held at UW-Green Bay on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. A large pig was roasted in a large underground pit for 18 hours, just like Vikings did more than 1,000 years ago. Fox 11 has the story.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Sherman (History), who is the curator of UW-Green Bay’s Viking House, will be off to Scandinavia next year as the 2019 Viking Connection apprenticeship recipient. Viking Connection is an outreach program run by the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Minnesota. The program is committed to preserving and presenting […]
The participants of Brown County History Tour Road Rally enjoyed their stop on the Green Bay Campus to learn about the new Viking House. WFRV captured the fun.
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 […]
Brown County is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The Brown County Historical Society is celebrating by organizing a History Tour Road Rally. The History Tour Road Rally kicks off at Voyageur Park in De Pere at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018. The idea is to get residents to places where they normally would not stop. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]