The Brown County Federation of History Organizations (BCFHO) announced that it will once again host its History Treasure Tour on May 15, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm. Sixteen Brown County Historical locations will open their doors for FREE, revealing many of the community’s “hidden” treasures. This exciting event encourages the public to explore Brown […]
We heard about it late, but the Brown County Federation of History Organizations will offer free admission TODAY, Wednesday, May 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. See the Fox 11 story.
The UW-Green Bay Viking House was awarded the 2018 History Preservation Award by the Brown County Historical Society & Hazelwood Historic House. The Viking House replica was moved to the UW-Green Bay campus in Fall 2017 and has been used for educational hands-on learning for students and the public. Check out the news on Facebook.
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 […]