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Leif Erikson All Day Happy Hour
October 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Leif Erikson Day (Columbus, who?)!
In his honor, they’ll be happy hour all day including:
$1 off all beer drafts
$5 Brennivin, Linie, Ullr, and Aalborg Snaps
We’ll also be joined by Kristine Leander, Executive Director of the Swedish Club and Sons of Norway Member for a presentation on the Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole Marina here in Ballard and Leif Erikson statues across his footprint of influence. Presentation begins at 630p and will cover:
The Voyage of Leif Erikson; Three statues and one bust later, how did a statue from 1962 become a 25-year odyssey for a Ballard group?
To begin with, how did the Viking explorer get to Ballard? (1962)
Would we give a statue to Trondheim, Norway, for its thousand year anniversary as a Viking settlement? (1997)
Why not a statue for Leif’s home place in Greenland, while we’re at it? (2000)
If Greenland, then Vinland, where Leif landed, needed a statue too. (2013)
We circled back to the first statue to make sure he was looking good in the neighborhood (2007)
As an afterthought, we commemorated his brief stay in the Hebrides with a bust. (2018)