Velkommen til LEIF
Welcome to LEIF
Meet Prof. Rolf Grankvist
Norwegian historian Rolf Grankvist
, professor emeritus at the University of
Trondheim, was the inspiration for starting LEIF's first statue project, 21 years ago. He spoke in Seattle on Leif Erikson Day 2014,
and again at the 17th of May Festival in 2015. We've published his speeches
on our site, because they do an excellent job
of articulating the historical, political, and social contexts for our work.
How do our statues fit into the story of Leif Erikson—and Norwegian history?
Prof. Rolf Grankvist has some thoughts.
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
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107