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Viking Myths of MN Kensington Rune Stone
Wednesday 03 October 2018, 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Contact David Kruger, Ph.D.

Wednesday,  October 3

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

American Swedish Institute


Viking Myths of Minnesota’s Kensington Rune Stone

A presentation by David Kruger, Ph.D.

In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock with writing carved into its surface in a Minnesota field. The inscription told a North American origin story, predating Christopher Columbus’s exploration, in which Viking missionaries reached what is now Minnesota in 1362 only to be massacred by Indians. 

In this lecture, Dr. Krueger will discuss what Minnesota’s Viking myths reveal about anxieties related to religious and racial diversity that persist to the present day.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Come early and purchase dinner at FIKA! 

David M. Krueger is a storyteller, scholar, author, and educator who is passionate about public history and social justice. His areas of expertise include  American religious history, violence, myths, and popular culture

Viking Myths of Minnesota's Kensington Rune Stone
Free and open to the public (registration with ASI is encouraged, but not required).


Location American Swedish Institute
This event is at the American Swedish Institute. Presenter is David Kruger Ph. D.
Viking Myth of MN Kensington Rune Stone