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Norwegian storyteller leading museum camp

July 19, 2013
Pierce County Tribune

Registration for the third annual Museum Camp, "The Great Viking Adventure," openrf to historical society members on July 16, prior to and during the "Marbles II" tourney/teaching event at the museum. Leading the camp will be storyteller/cultural ambassador/writer/actress Stina Fagertun of Tromso, Norway, and her assistant, educator/performer Catrine Pedersen, Oslo.

"The Great Viking Adventure" campers, ages 7 to 13, will learn Norwegian games, songs and storytelling. They will make their own Viking walking sticks and costumes (dressing in costume is part of every museum camp). They will learn Viking sword-fighting techniques. They'll bake flat bread on a rock and cook stew over a campfire. They'll also learn about Viking descendants who settled in Pierce County in the late 1800s.

During the museum's Village Fair on Aug. 11, campers will take the stage with Stina and Catrine to share what they've learned. Stina also will share her award-winning storytelling talents with the Village Fair audience.

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Stina Fagertun, Tromso, Norway, will lead “The Great Viking Adventure” during Museum Camp at the Prairie Village Museum Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 11.

Two sessions (limit 15 children/session) will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon OR 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5 9, with a single joint session from 1 to 3 p.m. during the Village Fair on Aug. 11. Registration fee is $30 for non-members; $25 for members. Registration fee must be paid in order to reserve a spot.

Camp registration opens to non-members July 22. Geographical Center Historical Society membership, which includes admission to the Village Fair, is $30 for a household (2 adults and all minor children) or $15 for an individual. Camperships are available for those with financial needs. Call the museum for more information, 776-6414.

Regular museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon until 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information on these or other events, visit www.prairievillagemuseum.com.

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