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The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

February 20, 2018
3:30 pm

The Residence at Otter Creek
Image of statue of Viking woman

According to the medieval Icelandic sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus. Gudrid the Far-Traveler, sister-in-law of the explorer Leif Eiriksson, tried to set up a colony on the shores of the Gulf of St Lawrence around the year 1000. While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid’s story is being proved true by recent archaeological digs in Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland.


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Suzanne Bennett
(802) 388-1220


The Residence at Otter Creek
350 Lodge Rd
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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