Colonizing & Conquest – Viking History to Come Alive at Abernethy Laurels

September 21, 2021

Newton, NC – Abernethy Laurels invites the public to a presentation that will take guests on a fascinating journey through medieval times, when Viking fury was feared and revered. The program, Vikings: Stars of the Dark Ages, will be held on Thursday, September 23 at 2pm on the campus of the retirement community in Newton.

Presenter Carl Shatley will speak about the Viking Age, a period during the Middle Ages when Norsemen, Vikings, undertook large-scale raiding, colonizing, conquest, and trading through Europe and eventually reached North America. Shatley is an accomplished educator, lecturer and artist who holds a Master of Arts degree from Duke University in History and Bachelor of Arts in Art degree from Greensboro College.

To learn more about the presentation or to make a reservation to attend, call 828.465.8552. Guests will need to wear a mask and should follow all COVID-19 safety practices in place.  

A senior living community part of EveryAge, formerly United Church Homes and Services, Abernethy Laurels takes pride in its 50 year history and tradition of excellence. For more information about Abernethy Laurels, please visit