Norway's Mayflower: the sailing of the Restauration and the 2025 Bicentennial Celebration
Norway's Mayflower: the sailing of the Restauration and the 2025 Bicentennial Celebration. Join us at Leif Erikson Hall on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 1PM for presentations by the Lori Ann Reinhall, Editor-in-Chief of the Norwegian American newspaper, and Gordon Strand from the Friends of Bergen Place in Ballard. Lori Ann will talk about the beginnings of the Norwegian emigration, her visit to the replica of the original ship, and the plans to celebrate 200 years of the emigration from Norway to the United States in the year 2025. Also learn about its relationship with the celebration of Leif Erikson's discovery of Vinland around 1000AD and how Bergen Place serves as a reminder of the relationship between Seattle and its sister city, Bergen. Its dedication in 1975 was the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Restauration. 2025 is the Bicentennial of the arrival of the Restauration, the first organized emigration ship crossing from Stavanger Norway, to New York! Entertainment includes sea shanties from around the 1800s and more, delicious Norwegian open faced sandwiches and special refreshments--all for just $10. Hope to see you there!
Leif Erikson Hall (View)
2245 NW 57th St
Seattle , WA 98107
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
There is an elevator and ADA bathrooms.