Major Grant Awards (to UW-Green Bay for the Midwest Viking Festival) from Wisconsin Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities has been giving grants in support of local efforts to celebrate and explore our histories and cultures for 50 years! Over those decades, there have been projects in every corner of the state, serving rural and urban communities, and making Wisconsin a better place for all of us to live.It’s always exciting to announce another round of grant awards and this summer’s Major Grants are no exception. Please join us in congratulating the following eight organizations in Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, Vilas, Washington, and Waukesha Counties! These grant awards total $73,439!
UW-Green Bay has been awarded $10,000 for “The Midwest Viking Festival,” a two-day living history experience from September 23-24, 2022 on the grounds of a replica Viking house. Forty Viking artists will build an encampment, where they will demonstrate folk arts, tell stories, sing, and perform mock battles. The first day of the festival will welcome school groups in addition to the general public. Visitors are welcome to speak with the historical interpreters as they demonstrate weaving, carving, blacksmithing, silver-working, flax processing, dying wool with natural dyes, and Viking cookery in a clay oven and over an open fire.