Lecture by historian Olaf Engvig in Washington DC

Luncheon lecture by Norwegian-American author and maritime historian Olaf Engvig, titled “Viking to Victorian: Exploring the use of iron in ship building” where Engvig talks about his open sea sailing adventures. $24 admission fee includes three course lunch.

As part of the popular Luncheon Lecture Series organized by The Norwegian Society of Washington, Olaf Engvig (photo) will talk about his commitment to preserve maritime history.

Originally from Rissa, Norway, Engvig is internationally known for his lifelong commitment to saving and protecting historic boats and ships. He has received numerous grants and quite a few special awards for his ship preservation accomplishments, including the Saint Olaf’s Medal from King Olav V of Norway and the Gold Medal of Merit from King Harald V of Norway, for his work saving and restoring historic vessels.

Engvig brings maritime history to life through first-hand accounts of open sea sailing adventures, exploring 1,000 years of square sail vessel technology – from iron riveted Viking longboats to Victorian iron hull ships. His latest book, “Viking to Victorian: Exploring the Use of Iron in Ship Building”, has received excellent reviews.

The lecture includes a three course lunch at the Pier 7 restaurant at the Channel Inn Hotel in Washington, DC. For reservations, please contact Nina Smith, ph. 703-237-9149, or send your check for $24 per person payable to the Norwegian Society to: Nina Smith, 2210 N. Trinidad St. Falls Church, VA 22043

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