Research Your Nordic Ancestry at The Natural History Museum of Utah + Discount & Giveaway

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The Natural History Museum of Utah Invites Utahns to Research their Nordic Ancestry with Expert Help from FamilySearch Specialists

Hey Utah! The Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center invites you to find out if you are Vikings on paper or just at heart, with the help from Nordic specialists from FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world.

Anderson, Larson, Olson, Jenson are all last names with more meaning behind it than you may know. Come explore your Scandinavian Ancestry. Plus experience Viking culture with NHMU’s Vikings exhibit on Wednesday, July 19 from 4 to 8 p.m.

There will be extended hours on Wednesday, July 19 for the special FamilySearch event at the Museum Natural History Museum of Utah at Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, that will be held from 4 to 8 p.m.

I’m pretty dang excited about this event. I think it looks super interesting anyway, but many of you might not know, my maiden name is Jensen. So this will be a real treat for me!

Vikings, a special exhibit, at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Nordic specialists will have computers set up to help guests look into their own family history research, starting at 4:00 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Geoff Morris, Nordic Specialist for FamilySearch, will share details from his fascinating research about Scandinavian history and genealogical records, and will give insights on some of the rare objects within the Vikings exhibit. Museum visitors are welcome to browse the Family Search Family Tree (FamilySearch or LDS Account required), ask questions, listen to the presentation and explore the lives of their Scandinavian ancestors in the Vikings exhibit.

“This event provides families with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in their Nordic family history,” said Geoff Morris, Specialist for FamilySearch. “We invite people of Scandinavian descent to explore their Nordic ancestral lines through Family, find possible connections to the Vikings and then enjoy the artifacts from that region, displayed at the Museum.”

The new Vikings exhibit features an actual piece of 1,000-year- old Viking bread as well as hair from a real Viking beard. Guests will discover these artifacts and over 500 more, some never seen outside Scandinavia, including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing and more. The exhibit also features interactive displays that allow guests to experience the daily life of the Norse people and better understand their traditions and influence.

Want to learn more about the Natural History Museum of Utah? Check out my Review from a few months ago right HERE!

Mention the FamilySearch event and receive a $2.00 discount off a general admission ticket at the ticket counter. The FamilySearch event is included with admission.



Want to visit the  Natural History Museum? Then be sure to enter this giveaway! One winner will win 4 Passes to the Museum.

To enter, comment below with your favorite thing about the Natural History Museum of Utah. If you haven’t been in a while (or at all) head on over HERE to check out information on all of their awesome exhibitions and then come back and comment with what your most excited about seeing.

Then fill out the rafflecopter below. There are a bunch of other ways to get extra entries, so be sure to do as many as you can, so you have the best chance at winning. Good luck.

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