Ron Jones lecture on the Viking Age

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87
Event Location: 
East Tennessee History Center
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

Local author and genealogist Ron Jones will examine the legacy of the Vikings, including current portrayals, common myths and misunderstandings, the nature of their society, and the extent of their travels. The Vikings are remembered in history as ruthless invaders and plunderers. Yet they also left a legacy of craftsmanship, poetry, superior ships, and seamanship. Who were they, what was their ancestral heritage, and what can modern DNA testing tell us about our Viking ancestry?

A member of the First Families of Tennessee, the Scottish Society of Knoxville, and several Scottish clan societies, Ron Jones is the author of three historical novels and is a frequent speaker about the Civil War, the American Revolution, and the Scots. The Knoxville native is a University of Tennessee graduate, registrar and past president of the Knoxville Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a lifetime member and past commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The program is presented by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, and is free and open to the public.