The Viking Age and Norse Genealogy | A Brown Bag Lecture with Ron Jones

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:00am to Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:45am

Genealogist Ron Jones will examine the Vikings’ legacy, including current portrayals of Vikings, common myths and misunderstandings, the nature of their society, the extent of their travels, and their ancestral heritage and DNA. Jones is the author of three historical novels and a frequent speaker on the Civil War, the American Revolution, and the Scots. He is active in a number of historical groups including Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution, First Families of Tennessee, and the Scottish Society of Knoxville.

The program is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.