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In this sketch of the Runestone Museum’s Viking Home Exhibit, local artist Myron Sahlberg shows how a new portrait and mannequins will be added to the display. Sahlberg will paint the portrait of live subjects wearing authentic Viking Age clothing made by St. Paul period clothing researcher Kelsey Patton. The clothes will then be placed on the mannequins. (Contributed)

Museum plans artistic update to Viking exhibit

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The Runestone Museum in Alexandria will soon begin a $20,000 project to bring art and authentic Viking Age clothing to its Viking Home Exhibit. The theme is “Using Art to Teach History.”


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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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