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The Viking World

The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. This is a revised and updated edition of James Graham-Campbell’s authoritative account of the Viking…

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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

  Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga  by William Fitzhugh This book is supported by Smithsonian Books and the National Museum of Natural History. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspective of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. Sku 51238 Description 400 pages Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1North…

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The Runestone “Them Boys Was Here Alright!”

The Runestone “Them boys was here alright!” by Ralph A. Mayer The Kensington Runestone has been a subject of controversy for over a hundred years. Ralph Mayer presents an imaginative scenario of one of the many events that possibly could have occurred a century and a half before Colombus. The author quotes Edward Ohman, the…

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Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings

Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings by Peter Sawyer Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a ‘valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people – or were they unusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers? This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings and their age.…

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The Kensington Runestone – Alice Beck Kehoe

  The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically By: Alice Beck Kehoe An excellent pedagogy for critical thinking! In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus…

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Kensington Runestone is Genuine

  The Kensington Runestone is Genuine by Robert A. Hall Jr. This book evaluates both sides of the arguments for and against the genuineness of the inscription on the well-known runestone discovered in Kensington, Minnesota in 1898. Sku 5088 Description Runestone is Genuine Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Runestone is Genuine$14.95Band 1 Additional Options There is a…

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The Last Kings of Norse America

The Last Kings of Norse America – Runestone Keys to a Lost Empire By Robert G. Johnson & Janey Westin “Epic in scope, insightful, imaginative, venturesome, and provocative – if this groundbreaking book about the Norse in America before Colombus does not cause a paradigm shift in your thinking, you need to check your pulse.”…

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Hooked X

                    The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America By: Scott F. Wolter The Hooked X is a secret symbol first found on an inscribed slab of rock, dated 1362, unearthed by a farmer in Minnesota in 1898. This mysterious symbol inspired the author…

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings By: John Hawood Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas illustrates their influence extending from the Holy Land to Newfoundland, as explorers, settlers, craftsmen and hired mercenaries.…

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Runestone Translations

                  Kensington Runestone Inscription Translations by Richard Nelson. Sku 5904 Description Runestone Translations Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Runestone Translations$4.95Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all taxable items for MN residents.…

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May the Norse T-shirt

May the Norse be With You Available in black only. Adult sizes, Small-XXL available. Perfect gift for our Star Wars fans! Sku 2898 Description May the Norse Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$21.99 2Medium$21.99 3Large$21.99 4XL$21.99 52XL$24.99 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be…

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Hnafatfl Viking Game

                Hnefatafl Viking Game Made here at the Runestone Museum. Hnefatafl (pronounced “hen-fah-tofel”) is patterned after an ancient Viking game found in Norway. It is a board game very similar to our modern games of chess and checkers. Instructions are included.   Sku 2354 Description Hnafatfl Game Product…

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Bindrune Charm and Chain

These reversible bindrune charms combine the individual magical meaning of 3 different runes to create an immensely powerful talisman. Each charm features a copper and brass “disc” on the front and back. The front depicts the bindrune – a combination of runes from which it draws power. The reverse side features an entire set of…

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Jimmy Jenson CD’s

Order your copy of this local legend today! Choose from the following: Swingin’Swede Vol 1 Swingin’Swede Vol 2 – Walking in His Winter Underwear I Still Write Your Name in the Snow Jimmy Jenson Sings Gospel Roses Will Bloom Again What a Wonderful World   Sku 2559 Description Jimmy Jensen CD Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax…

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Legacy of the Kensington Runestone

            Legacy of the Kensington Runestone DVD. A dramatic recreation of the discovery of the famous Kensington runestone – this is the popular, nine minute video playing in the museum. This DVD provides information about the Kensington Runestone, Olaf Ohman’s family, and the Norse in Minnesota. Sku 5091 Description Legacy DVD Product…

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Vikings: Journey to New Worlds (IMAX)

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds (IMAX) Vikings! They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. For hundreds of years they were another name for terror. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers striking far inland without warning without mercy. However the truth about the Vikings is…

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Five Crowns

  Five Crowns Easy to learn Tons of replay value Great family game, kids can compete with adults It starts with 3 cards and 3’s are wild. The next hand has 4 cards and 4’s are wild, and so on You’ll need luck and skill throughout the game because even in the last hand a…

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Holy Grail in America DVD

                    History Channel DVD – 94 minutes Has the Holy Grail been in America all along? In 1898, a Minnesota farmer clearing trees from his field uprooted a large stone covered with mysterious runes that tell a story of land acquisition and murder. The stone allegedly…

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Quiddler

  Quiddler Easy to learn Tons of replay value Great family game, kids can compete with adults The Play: 8 rounds per game, players draw and discard until someone forms their hand into words using two or more cards per word Once a player goes out, everyone else gets one last chance to draw and…

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Kensington Runestone Documentary

Kensington Runestone Documentary: Kensington Runestone Documentary This six-part DVD gives detailed information about the Kensington Runestone, Olaf Ohman’s family, and the Norse in Minnesota. You will witness the discovery of the Runestone, view the inscription and translation, learn about other North American artifacts and more in this hour long documentary. Sku 51234 Description Kensington Runestone DVD…

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Trove of Valhalla

Click Image to view larger The Trove of Valhalla – a unique collection of Viking Pendants. Each pendant is packaged with its own chain and information leaflet. It is said that each pendant comes with a blessing! Each blessing is described in the section below. This chain and pendant package would be a great gift…

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Runestone Postcard

                    Runestone Postcard Perfect for a quick gift or a quick note, this postcard has a picture of the Kensington Runestone on it. Sku 2349 Description Runestone Postcard Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Runestone Postcard$0.50Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on…

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Runestone Mugs

          Runestone Mugs These stylish mugs are perfect for sipping a cup of coffee before heading out for a morning of fishing! Complete with a runic inscription and reference to the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, MN. Sku 2343 Description Runestone Mugs Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Red Mug$10.99Band 1 2Light Blue Mug$10.99Band…

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Collectors spinner spoon

Spinner Spoon This gorgeous collectors item has our famous Runestone on one side, and Big Ole on the other! This item is perfect to add to your spoon collections or simply as a souvenir to remember your time here in Alexandria, MN. Sku 2931-1 Description Spinner spoon Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Spinner Spoon$6.50Band 1 Additional Options There…

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Viking Tour Mug

Click Image to view larger Purchase this unique Viking mug today and start off each morning Viking strong! Sku 21024 Description Viking Tour Mug Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Viking Mug$10.00Band 1 Additional Options MinOrderThere is a minimum order amount $10.00 for all online transactions. #OptionSale Price Shipping Shipping Rate: D Order Viking Tour Mug Viking…

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Viking Statue

                      Viking Statue This statue isn’t of just any Viking! It’s Big Ole from Alexandria Minnesota, standing approximately 5 inches tall including the base. Sku 2344 Description Viking Statue Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Viking Statue$13.99Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00…

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Fire Steel

                Fire starting kit Fashioned after the medieval artifact found both in Europe and the one on exhibit in the Museum that was discovered in the area around Alexandria, the fire steel comes with a stone to create a spark. Sku 2824 Description Fire Steel Product Options #OptionPriceSales…

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Big Ole Bobblehead

                      Big Ole Bobblehead This is a must for any bobblehead collection, and there is nowhere else that you can get a Big Ole bobblehead except at the Runestone Museum! Sku 21032 Description Big Ole Bobblehead Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Big Ole Bobblehead$11.99Band 1 Additional…

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Shot Glasses

Click image to view larger. These are a great way to commemorate your visit to the Runestone Museum, this shot glass has a picture of our famous Big Ole statue with the inscription “Alexandria, MN” on it. Available in 3 colors (clear, blue, and matte). Also available: the beautiful Minnesota Wildflower shot glass which features…

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“Snorri” Ship Mug

Click image to view larger These mugs display a beautiful water color image of our very own “Snorri Viking Ship” concurring the seas. A replica of the “Snorri” ship is featured in our Viking exploration exhibit. The Runestone Museum acquired the ship from the American Museum of Natural History in 2001. The back of the…

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Viking Ship Ornament

The limited edition Snorri Ornament is back! This disk-shaped ornament has a detailed water-color image of the Snorri ship on one side, with its vivid history on the other. A must have for your Christmas tree, or works great for gifts! Sku 21425 Description Snorri Ornament Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Snorri Ornament$8.00Band 1 Additional Options There is…

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History Live! tickets

History Live! in Fort Alexandria, 2017 Family Fun: Walk among pioneers, fur traders, cowboys, civil war soldiers, and more! See how they lived, hear the stories of old days, and take part in interactive activities and games. History LIVE is fun for families! Kids can enjoy gunny sack races, viking games, blacksmith training, clay carving,…

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Adult Big Ole T-shirts

Colors vary! Sizes S – 4X Shipping included Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1502 Description Big Ole t-shirt Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$19.99 2Medium$19.99 3Large$19.99 4X-Large$19.99 51X$19.99 62X$19.99 73X$19.99 84X$19.99 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to…

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Children Big Ole T-shirt

Colors vary! Sizes S-M-L Shipping included Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1502 Description Child Big Ole T-shirt Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$16.99 2Medium$16.99 3Large$16.99 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all taxable items for MN residents.…

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Viking Tour T-shirt S thru XL

Available in Grey or black! Shipping included. Sizes S – XL Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1613 Description Viking Tour T-shirt Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$21.99 2Medium$21.99 3Large$21.99 4X-Large$21.99 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all…

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Viking Tour T-shirt 2X thru 5X

Available in Grey or Black! Shipping included. Sizes 2X – 5X Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1614 Description Viking Tour t-shirt Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 12X$23.99 23X$23.99 34X$23.99 45X$23.99 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all…

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Read this T-shirt S thru XL

              If you can read this Viking t-shirt, available in Navy Blue only. Sizes S – XL This stylish T-shirt is sure to help you get to know the ethnicity of your friends: the runic writing on it says “If you can read this you are a Viking.” Sku 1072…

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Read this t-shirt 2X thru 4X

              If you can read this Viking t-shirt, available in Navy Blue only. Sizes 2X – 4X This stylish T-shirt is sure to help you get to know the ethnicity of your friends: the runic writing on it says “If you can read this you are a Viking.” Sku 1073…

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Images of America – Alexandria (MN)

  Images of America – Alexandria (MN) By: Barbara Grover Beautiful Alexandria, Minnesota, in the heart of lake country, offers something for everyone. Home to internationally recognized businesses, a bustling downtown, a thriving tourism industry, and a lively arts community, Alexandria is a city with a rich history and a bright future. On these pages,…

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Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told By Minnesota Pioneers

                    Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told By Minnesota Pioneers By: Lucy L. Morris Personal stories of hardship and happiness told by 154 early Minnesota settlers re-create everyday frontier life from the 1840s to the 1860s. This remarkable collection of reminiscences was first published by the…

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