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Museum Dorestad/Wijk bij Duurstede
Sunday 23 December 2007

Optreden in Museum Dorestad, Wijk bij Duurstede, 23 december 2007The Dorestad museum in Wijk bij Duurstede invited us for a second event this year; the 'Midwinterday', surely the latest in the year we ever did an event. Andreas could not make it, but my daughter Marrit came along for the first time in over a year.
The museum has very friendly people running it, and we have been here sort of annually for the past 4 years. The museum is located in the old part of the town, on the doorstep of the local castle (see map on the extreme right).

Wijk bij Duurstede, the old Dorestad south-east of Utrecht.

Detailed image of the town with the museum.

We were joined by Corbvlo, who came out in force. There was still some snow on the ground in the park and the air was chilly so short before Christmas. The museum was very cosy and warmas ever, and we took over every room on the ground floor.
Although there were some visitors it was not as full as we're used to with summer and fall events. Therefore the troops had a small march through the town, to gather more people. But the town seemed empty! Only a dozen or so people on the streets, the resteither visiting a church or keeping warm behind their front doors...

Left to right Joke, Marrit, me and Jeroen, Jonathan, Jurjen, Gerard, Wim (plus young visitor). Sitting: Hanneke and Marina. Wim as the centurio Wim entertaining guests Jeroen showing Dalou how to draw a modern batttlefield
Left to right Joke, Marrit, me and Jeroen, Jonathan, Jurjen, Gerard, Wim (plus young visitor).
Sitting: Hanneke and Marina.
Next picture Wim as the centurio, Wim entertaining guests, Jeroen showing Dalou how to draw a
modern batttlefield.

Marrit was taken under the wing by Gerard's wife Joke, who showed her all kinds of textile techniques for the rest of the day. Jeroen, when tired of running around, found the large stock of pen and pencils and was busy the rest of the afternoon as well.

Joke and Marrit Joke and Marrit showing the ropes to a guest Jean and his wife Marina explaining all about Mithras Jurjen proudly guarding his reconstruction of a Lararium
Joke and Marrit showing the ropes to a guest, Jean and his wife Marina explaining all
about Mithras, Jurjen proudly guarding his reconstruction of a Lararium.

A very nice event, especially because of the time of year and our friends around us.


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