Norwegian storyteller to lead camp

RUGBY – Registration for the third annual Prairie Village Museum Camp, “The Great Viking Adventure,” is now open to Geographical Center Historical Society members. Leading the camp will be storyteller/cultural ambassador/writer/actress Stina Fagertun of Tromso, Norway, and her assistant, educator/performer Catrine Pedersen, Oslo.

“The Great Viking Adventure” campers, ages 7 to 13, will learn Norwegian games, songs and storytelling. They will make their own Viking walking sticks and costumes, and learn Viking sword-fighting techniques. They’ll bake flat bread on a rock and cook stew over a campfire. They’ll also learn about Viking descendants who settled in Pierce County in the late 1800s.

During the museum’s Village Fair on Aug. 11, campers will take the stage with Fagertun and Pederson to share what they’ve learned. Fagertun also will share her award-winning storytelling talents with the Village Fair audience.

Two sessions (limit 15 children per session) will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3:30 p.m. from Aug. 5-9, with a single joint session from 1 to 3 p.m. during the Village Fair. Registration fee is $30 for non-members; $25 for members. Registration fee must be paid in order to reserve a spot.

Geographical Center Historical Society membership, which includes admission to the Village Fair, is $30 for a household (2 adults and all minor children) or $15 for an individual. Camperships are available for those with financial needs. Call the museum for more information, 776-6414.

Regular museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon until 5 p.m. Sundays. More information on these or other events, visit (