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Welcome to LEIF

New Names
On Nov. 8, 2015, we unveiled 75 immigrant names at Seattle's Leif Erikson Plaza, bringing the total to 2,351. There is still room for more names. Submit your names now for the next plaque.

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Elmer C. Rhoden, producer of the 1958 film
Windjammer, is honored with this plaque in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The honor was conferred by a Leif Erikson Foundation. We know nothing else about Mr. Rhoden or that Foundation. If you can shed any light here, please
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Our Mission
The mission of the Leif Erikson International Foundation (LEIF) is to:
  1. Promote Leif Erikson as the first recorded European to come to America.
  2. Promote Scandinavian culture.
  3. Build bridges between Scandinavians and Americans.
Get a Piece of the Rock
When August Werner designed his Leif Erikson statue, he also made a series of busts. We now have the opportunity to cast a new series of those busts from Prof. Werner's original form. They'll be available in bronze, resin, or plaster, and will be 18 inches tall. For more details, see our recent newsletter.

Who We Are
LEIF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study, education, and promotion of Leif Erikson as the first recorded European to come to America, and of Scandinavian culture and connections between Scandinavians and Americans.

Leif Erikson International Foundation
206-778-1081 •
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107