The history of Vasa is a history of many men. The king who ordered the ship, the ship builder and most of the people who build and later rescued her were mostly men. But what if that story contains more? What happens if you look at the story of Vasa in a different way?
Last year during the Pride, The Vasa Musuem presented a quite different tour, where focus were on the women who went to war. It was forbidden but several women tried to take part in war as soldiers, dressed as men. Their life onboard of a war ship was very hard constantly hiding their true identity. Many of them got caught!
In the autumn 2011 the Vasa Museum presents a series of lectures with focus on the women around Vasa throughout her history. It was a woman who sold the Swedish timber to the ship yard.
When Vasa sank the widow of the ship builder had taken over her husband’s business. There was a female journalist that wanted to write about the excavation of Vasa, but she was stopped and a man wrote the story instead.