Vikings in Sodus Bay: Evidence Behind the Legend

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fairport Public Library
Community Room

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For many years, people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in the "New World."  However, in 1960, the remains of a Norse settlement were discovered at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada, by two Norwegians--husband and wife team of Helge Ingstad and Anne Stine Ingstad.  This revolutionary discovery changed what we knew about the European exploration of America.  But did the Viking explorers stay in Newfoundland, or did they travel farther south—perhaps all the way to Lake Ontario?  Joe O'Toole, Director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, will discuss this possibility while presenting a short history outlining the Norse "discovery" of the "New World."
Event Type(s): Adult Program

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