watch a relaxed game of hnefatafl

Re-creation of 10th Century Viking family life to be demonstrated online

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On Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library will host members of The Shire of Hadchester, the local branch of The Society for Creative Anachronism, SCA, Inc., for a virtual re-creation of a Viking family meal, craft, and game, 10th Century style.

Join Jarl Yfir Donnalson, Hausfrau Verthande Idunnardottir, and their household for an evening in their exploring camp. They will be cooking a family meal over an open fire, doing some small weaving of useful items, and playing a relaxed game of hnefatafl (sometimes referred to as Viking chess). As they progress through these activities, they will provide an overview of the details involved.

They will also answer questions, tell stories, and point you to library resources you can use to dig deeper into Viking foods, textile arts, games, and other forms of entertainment.

This program will take place via the Zoom platform.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international nonprofit volunteer educational organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, culture, and more.

“You won't want to miss this informative and entertaining virtual program,” said the Library, in a news release.

Please email by 4 p.m. on the day of the event to request the link to attend via Zoom.

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Thu, 08/27/2020 - 6:30pm

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