The American ambassador in Ladby

22. May 2015 | The Viking Museum Ladby

This week there was a VIP-visit in Ladby. The American ambassador, Rufus Gifford, came to Kerteminde, which of course involved a trip to the old Viking ship by Kerteminde Fjord.

The ambassador expressed enthusiasm about the museum, especially in regards to the volunteer embroidery team, the blacksmiths and the boat builders. Mr. Gifford was fascinated by the new Ladby Ship, and he almost promised to come and help with the building. After the Ladby visit, he had lunch at Rudolf Mathis Restaurant and then a guided tour of the new Renaissance harbourfront and the dinghy marina. Then the ambassador continued his local visit by touring the Johannes Larsen Museum and the Kverneland Group, manufacturors of agricultural equipment.

Rufus Gifford is a former Hollywood script writer, and in 2012 he was the financial director of Barak Obama’s presidential campaign. He has been the US ambassador to Denmark since 2013.

 

Calendar

Meet the Vikings at the Cherry Festival
July 21-22, 11 AM - 4 PM
Kerteminde

Meet the Vikings at the Cherry Festival.

Ghost ship in Kertinge Bay
September 8 - October 21, 7-10 PM
Munkebo Harbour

A Viking ghost ship will be created out of light and water alone, on the water off Munkebo Harbour.

 

News

The Ladby Dragon launched for a new season
18. June 2018
Vikingemuseet Ladby

The Ladby Dragon was launched along with a demonstration of Viking fighting and special holiday buns.

The new Viking house at Bytoften will be finished by the summer
28. March 2018
Landscape and Archaeology

The first turf has been dug for the new Viking house. It will tie things together at this exciting, recreative area with its deep historical roots.

The Ladby Dragon was in the finals of the Funen Culture Prize
5. December 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

We can say, with pride, that our beautiful Ladby Dragon, launched on May 11, 2016, was one of five finalists for the Funen Culture Prize 2017.

The signal made it!
5. December 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

It worked! It is possible to send a message over long distances with the help of beacons with signal fires - and it is fast!