Geir O. Klover, Managing Director of the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway is coming to the Seattle/Tacoma Area for a Series of Lectures

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Sat, April 8 - Wed, April 12
April 8, 2017 (All day) - April 12, 2017 (All day)

Geir will be visiting Seattle/Tacoma April 6-12, 2017, and will be giving four lectures open to the public.  Sponsors include The Nordic Heritage Museum, Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Explorers Club, University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, and Foss Seaport Maritime Museum.

An internationally known lecturer and author of more than 20 books, Geir heads The Fram Museum in Oslo.  This Polar Museum celebrates Norwegian expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic from 1888 to 1928, and the lives and achievements of the Norwegian polar explorers active in the heroic age.

Sponsored by The Nordic Heritage Museum, Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Explorers Club, University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, and Foss Waterway Seaport.

 

 

 

DETAILS OF LECTURES OPEN TO PUBLIC

 
Saturday April 8, 2017, 3:00 pm
Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle
“Lessons from the Arctic - How Roald Amundsen
Won the Race to the South Pole”
 
 
Sunday April 9, 2017 , 2:00 pm
Pacific Lutheran University, Scandinavian Cultural Center, 12180 South Park Avenue, Tacoma.
“Ships of Wood and Men of Steel –
The Norwegian Approach to Polar Exploration”
 
An internationally known lecturer and author of more than 20 books, Geir heads The Fram Museum in Oslo. This Polar Museum celebrates Norwegian expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic from 1888 to 1928, and the lives and achievements of the Norwegian polar explorers active in the heroic age. A special collaborative program between the Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University and the Foss Waterway Seaport.

This lecture is a special collaborative effort to bring Dr. Klover to the Tacoma area between the Foss Waterway Seaport and the Scandinavian Cultural Center at PLU. Come learn about the Norwegian wooden ship building tradition that is so fundamental to Tacoma history, and how it inspired Norwegians to go beyond the horizon.
 
The Scandinavian Cultural Center is located inside the Anderson University Center and its entrance is marked by the prow of a Viking ship. 
https://www.plu.edu/map/

 
 
Monday April 10, 2017,  11:30 am to 12:20 pm
University of Washington Seattle Campus, Bagley Hall Room 154
(Attendance limited, RSVP to mlgreene [at] uw [dot] edu, first come first served)
“Exploring Captain C.A. Larsen –
Uncovering a Genuine Norwegian Hero”
 
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 pm
Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
(Guests welcome, call Robin Schmal at 206-296-6870, tell her you are guests of Dr. Richard Billingham, and provide payment ($58 each) to her for your dinners with a credit card.
“Roald Amundsen and the United States - The Foundation of a Permanent Partnership for Exploring the Polar Regions”