Join Fred Christensen for a six-week journey to the lands and people of the North Atlantic. Two month-long cruises have produced spectacular pictures, interesting information, and unforgettable memories of countries shaped by the Norse heritage of a thousand years ago.
September 12: From Boston to Labrador—rugged landscapes and whaling villages.
September 19: Greenland—glaciers and the Norse and Inuit heritage.
September 26: Iceland—spectacular waterfalls and friendly people.
October 3: Norway and Denmark—the homelands of the Vikings.
October 10: Scotland—rugged scenery from Britain's northern tip to the Shetlands.
October 17: Newfoundland—a visit to L'Anse aux Meadows, the Norse settlement in the New World.
About the presenter:
Fred Christensen is a former history instructor at University of Kentucky and ROTC instructor at University of Illinois, and spent eight years teaching the Army’s Command and General Staff Course. Fred spent 28 years in the US Army Reserves (including 5 years of active duty), retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997. He retired in 2007 from the University of Illinois Admissions and Records office where he was in charge of issuing all diplomas for graduates and of maintaining graduate records for PhD candidates.
Since retirement, he has taught adult-education classes for 15 years at the University of Illinois OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program. His passion for the study of history and archaeology has contributed to these classes and their content. Other accomplishments include teaching for Parkland College’s Community Education program and serving as president of ECIAS (East Central Illinois Archaeological Society) for the last seven years. His wife Judie is a retired librarian from the Champaign Public Library. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful son and daughter-in-law and their three amazing grandchildren.