HANCOCK — The Price of Freedom Museum, perhaps North America’s largest collection of Finnish war materials, memorabilia and artifacts, will be open to the public three days each week for the remainder of the summer.
The collection, which is housed on the sixth floor of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, will be open Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m., beginning the week of July 18 until Labor Day. There is no admission charge, though donations are appreciated.
The Jutila Center, located at 200 Michigan Street in Hancock, provides ample parking and elevator access to the sixth floor. Though the museum is designed to allow for a self guided, immersive experience, volunteers from the university’s Finnish Council in America will be on hand.
The Price of Freedom Museum is part of the ever-growing archival collection of the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center and Historical Archive. Since its founding in the 1930s, the Archive has continuously preserved and promoted items that help tell the stories of the Finnish immigrant experience in North America, and is currently the only cultural center actively collecting Finnish-American materials.
For more information about the Center, its collections, and available volunteer opportunities, call (906) 487-7549 or (906) 487-7347 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.Tags: David Maki, FAHC, Finnish American Archives, Finnish American Heritage Center, Finnish American Historical Archive, Jutila Center, Price of Freedom Museum