Discover How Vikings Beat Columbus to America: Dive into Iceland’s Secrets at Geneva History Museum


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GENEVA, Ill. – The Geneva History Museum, located at 113 S. Third St., dives deep into Viking history with its next installment of the fall Brown Bag series titled, “To Iceland! And Beyond!” Set for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the session features Dave Barrows from Friends of the Viking Ship. 

Barrows will unravel tales of Vikings Leif and Erick Erikson, who made their mark in North America, predating Columbus’s 1492 journey. As the series culminates, “Winter Life in Viking Times” takes center stage on Nov. 14, with insights from Dave Nordin, VP of Friends of the Viking Ship. 

To join the voyage into the past, reserve your spot by calling (630) 232-4951. Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.


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