Finnish Cutlery, Smoke Cabins Exhibits at Finlandia Archive in June
HANCOCK, MI - Two interpretive historical exhibits will be featured at the Finlandia University Finnish American Historical Archive during FinnFest USA 2013, June 17-23.
"Heritage Cutlery of Finland," curated by Les Ristinen, focuses on cutlery knife art and the cutlery industry in Finland. Ristinen is the author of "Collectable Knives of Finland" (2005) and "The Knives of Finland" (1992).
"Finnish Smoke Cabins," curated by Seppo Latvala and David Brule, features Latvala's research on the ancient, traditional savutupa (smoke cabin). Latvala's savutupa exhibit has also been shown at the Kuopio (Finland) Cultural History Museum.
The Finnish American Historical Archive is in the lower level of the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St., Hancock.
For information, contact Cynthia Coté, director of the Copper Country Community Arts Center, at 906-482-2223.
Photo caption: A traditional Finnish smoke cabin