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Exploring Viking connections

The Runestone Museum in Alexandria recently welcomed two guests who brought a Viking ship to its doors. Sam Shoults and his wife of Hannibal, Missouri made a stop in Alexandria on their way to the Gimli, Manitoba Icelandic Festival. At the Icelandic Festival, he will sail his ship across Lake Winnipeg to an event featuring Viking actors who will reenact a battle on the shores of the lake. Shoults attends Scandinavian and Viking festivals around the country and Canada throughout the year and stops in towns that have Viking museums or special heritage.