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Swedish Consulate General Visits RTPI

Posted on Jun 13, 2017

Swedish Consulate General Leif Pagrotsky visited Jamestown, a city rich with Swedish American history, on May 22nd. The Consulate General of Sweden in New York focuses on the promotion of Sweden. This includes coordination and support of events to showcase Swedish culture and promote Swedish interests in the New York area as well as facilitating exchange between organizations, companies and institutions in Sweden and the U.S.  Jane Johnson and Linda Pierce were thrilled to have the opportunity to give the Consul General a tour of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and to provide him with a copy of the Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe!

Leif Pagrotsy, the Consul General of Sweden in New York, enjoys a visit to RTPI in the company of Jane Johnson and Linda Pierce.

Accompanied by Stephen Sellstrom, the Swedish Honorary Consulate in Jamestown, Pagrotsky started his day at the Vikings Ingjald Lodge # 65 and met with Chief Jane Fosberg and other representatives of the Lodge. This was followed by a trip to Peterson Farms, operated by Allen and Mary Peterson, for a tour of their Swedish style coffee roasting operation, and a delicious lunch at Ecklofs Bakery. After lunch, they toured the SKF Aerospace plant in Falconer, hosted by Robert Massaro (Factory Manager) and Larry Tyers (Manager EHS) and later visited RTPI.  For more about the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, visit http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/New-York/About-us/About-the-Consulate-General/.