Wheeling Regional Pre-Modern Symposium


Take a step into a different time and immerse yourself in history at the Wheeling Regional Pre-Modern Symposium (WRPS) on Oct. 17 beginning at 9 am at West Liberty University.

Events and Activities include:
Courtyard behind the Fine Arts building

  • 9:00  – 9:45 am:  General introduction to the Viking Age and Workshop safety
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am (Darrell Markewitz) – Demonstration of Viking Age sand table forge
  • 11:00 – Noon (Neil Peterson) – Demonstration of the Viking Age bead furnace
  • 1:30 – 4:00 pm – Hands-on sessions with both instructors. General Q and A for observers. The afternoon events are loosely scheduled and classes may arrive and depart as their instructors see fit.

Main Hall, rooms 270 and 271

  • 7:30 – 9:00 pm –  Darrell Markewitz and Neil Peterson will give two concurrent evening lectures: “Advise to the new Artisan Blacksmith” and “Experimental Archaeology/Bead Furnaces”

This event has been sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Arts and Ideas Fund as part of continuing programming for the Wheeling Regional Pre-Modern Symposium.