LEIFUR EIRIKSSON CELEBRATION

Saturday, October 4, 2014
featuring
Kvennakor Sudurnesja Icelandic Choir


5:30 PM Social Hour
6:30 pm  Icelandic Cod Dinner

Knights of Columbus Hall
1114 American Boulevard W.
Bloomington, MN

Dinner: Adult $30.00; 12 and Under $15.00
Reservations Contact: Steingrimur Steinolfson 952-881-3326   
Email: SIcelander@AOL.com


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 Nancy Marie Brown

Last year, the 2013 LEIFUR EIRIKSSON CELEBRATION was held Saturday, October 5, 2013
The speaker was: Nancy Marie Brown
Writer, Researcher, Author, Icelandic Horsewoman
Weaves the impact of Icelandic Sagas on today’s world
We honored: the late Patricia Allred Minnesota’s Icelandic Genealogist

Patricia Allred MN's Icelandic Genealogist

 
Janey and Bob Smiley sign books

Last Kings of North America

The 2012 LEIFUR EIRIKSSON CELEBRATION was held Friday, October 5th, 2012. Speakers were Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin: The Last Kings Of Norse America: Runestone Keys To A Lost Empire Robert Johnson, and his daughter, Janey Westin have produced a carefully researched historical novel , detailing events occurring in the lives of King Haakon 6, both on, and around the year 1356, when King Magnus of Norway has sent his son, the future King Haakon 6, along with his mentor Knutson, on a voyage to the Norse settlements in Amerika in an attempt to enlarge the fur trading g business with numerous Indian tribes both in the eastern areas, as well as areas which are now known as USA not Kanada. They describe events in Europe in the 1300s, and fully follow the journeys of Haakon and Knutson as they travel across the Atlantic, weather s storm, and in this storm, lose many of their crews. They also expand upon known historical facts to describe events which explain many theories, in which many of the early Norse traders who chose to live among their neighbors, and are now known as the Iroquois and Mandan Tribes Numerous appendices go deeply and exhaustively into a line by line and letter by blotter translations for both the Spirit Pond stones, as well as the Kensington Stone. There is no reasonable doubt that the message encrypted in the Kensington Stone is both authentic, and as the authors detail, verifiable. This is an engrossing, and arresting story, which I have found to be both convincing, and enthralling. Keith Stinson.

 

The 2011 Leifur Eiriksson Celebration was held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Infinite Campus, Inc., 4321 109th Avenue Northeast, Blaine, MN 55449-6794

The speaker was Birgitta Wallace Ferguson, who was born and raised in Sweden and Denmark, and who since 1997 has been Research Archaeologist Emerita, Atlantic Service Centre, Parks Canada. At Carnegie Museum of Natural History from 1964 to 1975, she curated and researched collections on the Danish Neolithic, Inuit ethnological collection, and an extensive collection of the Egyptian Exploration Society. At Parks Canada from 1975 to 1997, as Staff and Senior Archaeologist, she was archaeologist for the L’Anse aux Meadows site, involving all academic and research aspects of the site, among several other projects and activities. After retirement, she continues as chief archaeological consultant for L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and as a consultant on Vikings in North America for TV and film productions.

 

The 2010 Leifur Eiriksson celebration was held Saturday, October 9, at Infinite Campus, in Blaine. Our guest speaker was Kristinn Guðjónsson, who spoke on Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic volcano that shut down air travel in Europe earlier this year. Kristinn, a teacher and tour guide in Iceland, was a guest of the International Visits Program of the Icelandic National League of North America.

Kristinn

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