Runestone researchers to gather in KensingtonThe Kensington Area Heritage Society will hold its annual research and discussion forum on Saturday, April 30 at the Community Center in Kensington.
The Kensington Area Heritage Society will hold its annual research and discussion forum on Saturday, April 30 at the Community Center in Kensington.
This year's event will be focusing on how the Kensington Rune Stone has drawn increased interest within the academic community during the past few years.
Featured speakers include Loraine Jensen, president of the American Association for Runic Studies; Harris Burkhalter, M.A. History: Role of Norwegian Identity in Popularizing the KRS; Kimberly Hoppe, M.A. Geography: "Them Boys Were Here Alright"; Janey Westin and Robert Johnson: "Two American Rune Stones – Their Connection Historically and Linguistically."
The forum is open to the public. Doors to the Community Center will be open at 9 a.m. for coffee hour. The morning session will begin at 10 a.m. with a break for lunch at noon and reconvening at 1 p.m. for the afternoon session. The museum will be open following the forum.