Due to the sharp rise in community spread of the coronavirus in Houghton County, Finlandia’s 125th Anniversary celebrations scheduled for December 3-5 are being modified.
The in-person events scheduled for Sunday, December 5 will take place as scheduled:
- 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock.
- 1:00 p.m. Finnish Independence Day Program at Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.
Both events on Sunday will require masks and sign in; no refreshments will be offered.
For those unable to attend the Sunday programs in-person, a live-stream feed will be provided at www.finlandia.edu/125th.
Additionally, the opening reception for the 31st annual Finnish-American Artist Series exhibit will be an online event; those interested can join the Zoom Meeting with the following information.
Meeting ID: 857 4012 3384
Other 125th anniversary events planned for that weekend will be rescheduled; specifics will be announced once they are confirmed.
On display at Sunday’s celebrations for Finlandia’s 125th celebration is a one-of-a-kind commissioned gingerbread creation baked by Susan Halme of Solvang, CA. Susan and husband, Paul, long-time friends and supporters, have donated this creation in honor of Finlandia’s 125th anniversary.
To learn more, visit www.finlandia.edu/125th.Tags: 125th Anniversary, Finnish Independence Day