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Celebrate Leif Erikson Day: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
He came first, but our families followed in his wake. Honor your roots by placing flowers at the Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle. Please bring your own vase. Contact us for more information.

Plaque Unveiling: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
There are now 2,276 names of Nordic immigrants at Seattle's Leif Erikson Plaza—but that number will increase very soon. We'll unveil the newest plaque on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.

Chris Jones, Board Member of Seattle’s Swedish Club, visits the Leif Erikson statue at the Vinland site: L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, where Leif first set foot on American shores.
After the unveiling, you're invited to a house concert with Finnish musicians Pekka and Perttu. ($10; RSVP to 206-778-1081 or

There is still room for more names of immigrants. Submit your names now for the next plaque.

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Two New Stones at Vinland
Two stones from Iceland are being installed at the site of the statue in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, near Leif Erikson's Vinland settlement. Photos will be added here as soon as the installation is complete. Names of Nordic clubs from across North America will be added to the plaques on the stones.

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