Category Archives: 2019

The Kensington Rune Stone – Medieval Artifact or Hoax

kensinton runestone

At the monthly meeting of the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge on Saturday April 20th, Ted Fosberg, a long time Sons of Norway member, will  share the history of the Kensington Rune Stone which was discovered in Western Minnesota in 1898.  He will discuss its discovery, studies to assess authenticity, and conclusions drawn.  The Stone, dated 1362, has sparked much controversy.

Ted, a retired Chemical Engineer, has been active in Sons of Norway since joining in 1974.  He has held many offices including International President 2006 – 2008.  He is presently Cascade Lodge’s Editor, Scholarship Coordinator and Adopt-A-School Coordinator.  In retirement, Ted’s activities include blacksmithing, welding and gardening, and volunteering as a math tutor at a local high school.  He and his wife, Helen Bjorling Fosberg, enjoy baseball and have visited all the major league baseball parks, and Cooperstown.

Nordic Hall, 11:00 a.m.  The public is invited to this program.