Friends of the Viking Ship
The Viking Ship will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on
The Viking is an exact replica of the Gokstad. In 1893, under Captain Magnus Andersen, she sailed across the Atlantic (from Bergen, Norway to New York) and on to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes).
Declared one of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois, this important, irreplaceable piece of our nation's and region's history must be preserved.
Once displayed in Chicago's Lincoln Park, Viking is now located in Geneva, IL
Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
When you come to the Chicago area to visit Viking in Geneva,
plan to visit the exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago
through October 4, 2015
... Vikings, organized by the Swedish History Museum in Sweden, in partnership with MuseumsPartner in Austria, is currently at the Field Museum in Chicago.
the exhibit includes a 27-foot-long replica Viking ship
Krampmacken being delivered to the museum
The Viking Ship Exhibit is open from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on the
3rd Saturday of the months of September, and October.
Docent led tours begin every 30 minutes. Last "Tour" begins at 3:30 PM
Read the story!
from Norway to America
by R. E. Rasmussen,
... a personal account by one the Viking's crewmen of his adventures before, during
and after the historic voyage from Bergen, Norway to Chicago in 1893.
now available for purchase!
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or by mail HERE.