As in the past the Vernon Nordic House donated sales from food adding another $126 to that
While the attendance was far less than anticipated, no doubt due to less than hospitable weather, the event itself was awesome. The wares that were available, the demonstrations, the exhibits, the camaraderie, the food all were top notch. It truly is a shame that so many missed so much.
We’ll be posting more here, on FB, and on the Lars & Sven Foundation site in the coming weeks including photos, videos, and of course the donation amount that was raised to give to the Northern NJ Veterans cemetery.
One thing we did expand (add) this year is our Viking Village area. The plan is to show what foods and how they might have been (were) prepared.. It of course would vary from village to village let alone from country to country (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, etc). We are limited to some extent by todays regulations but with a bit of creativity we hope to combine todays technologies with Viking methods..
It took a while but this event is now part of the “Lars & Sven Foundation” events and activities.
We finally received our exemption from IRS and are now a bona fide – 501c3
* Would like to thank Jan Bill, professor & curator of the Viking Ship Collection, at Oslo Universitet for responding immediately with helpful info along with wishing us well on the reconstruct. During our kickoff meeting and in the video we showed at it we acknowledged Thomas Finderup for his expertise on riving and viking ship construction. We recently contacted him for further information on techniques. He responded immediately including providing us a photo to help. We want to thank him for doing that and to subsequently acknowledge him for his guidance and continued help. Thank you!!!