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April 14, 2008 8:22 PM   Subscribe

Hurstwic is a loosely affiliated group based in New England with an interest in the societies and peoples who lived in Northern Europe during the Viking age. While no longer formally organized, they still have events, frequently at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester MA. posted by owhydididoit (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, boy! Northern Europe during the Viking age! That's where I'm a Viking!
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:44 PM on April 14, 2008

hang ye a ryghte on barber aveniue, thyre be glendale malle ripe fyr thy pilliage.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:46 PM on April 14, 2008 [4 favorites]

Far out. They should build a longship and sail it to Chicago. I'd show up.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:08 PM on April 14, 2008

These guys are right down the street from me! I need to check this out.
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 9:18 PM on April 14, 2008

The Higgins Armory was the easily the coolest weekend trip when I was a kid growing up around Wormtown. Nice to see it on the blue.
posted by vrakatar at 9:34 PM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]

Viking! I have a friend who used to go to WPI who will be very sad to hear that this he did not know about this when he was going there.
posted by Hugonaut at 9:50 PM on April 14, 2008

Evidently I am very tired and am now commenting in broken English, which is sadly my first language.
posted by Hugonaut at 9:52 PM on April 14, 2008

The really good thing about that page is their Viking age history page with all kinds of cool links including replicating Viking ice skates, made of flattened bones strapped to the shoe! Very worth browsing around that site.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:57 PM on April 14, 2008

The Higgins Armory is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Go there and spend hours looking at suits of armor - not behind glass, just right in front of you. They have a really good bookstore too.
posted by zippy at 12:25 AM on April 15, 2008

They also have a cool "costume room" for kids where they can put on pint-sized armor and roll around in little castle areas.
You can have a birthday party there too.
My 19-month-old Henry loves this place.
posted by Dizzy at 6:33 AM on April 15, 2008

Gaaah. Now I want to stand out in the snow with a long staff and a robe on.
posted by bovious at 7:20 AM on April 15, 2008

I have been to the Higgins Museum a few times. Sadly not since I moved from MA though. Very cool place. I think it has been mentioned on Mefi in the past too.
posted by a3matrix at 7:27 AM on April 15, 2008

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