The Norwegian ambassador to the United States, Kåre R. Aas, visited the city’s Norwegian heritage center, Livsreise, Sunday as part of a tour of the Midwest.
Aas met with Mayor Donna Olson and Bryant Foundation CFO Jerry Gryttenholm, who along with June Bunting manages the Bryant Foundation and was responsible for designing and building the heritage center on Main Street. Ambassador Aas also met with the center’s manager, Marg Listug, and Sara Johnson of the Bryant Foundation.
In an email, Bunting told the Hub the ambassador was “very complimentary about Stoughton and the Midwest.”
“He was interested in learning more about the Bryant Foundation and how Livsreise came to be, so we gave him background about the Bryant Foundation, Stoughton’s Norwegian culture and more,” Bunting wrote in the email.