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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