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Tag Archive: Finnish American Archives

Price of Freedom Museum
February 8, 2023

Price of Freedom Museum winter 2023 hours announced

After a holiday and mid-winter hiatus, one of the Finnish American Heritage Center’s most prized collections will be open to the public again.

The Price of Freedom Museum, which is North America’s largest collection of Finnish war materials, memorabilia and artifacts, will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m., beginning February 13 through to the end of April.

The collection, which is housed on the sixth floor of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center, was donated to the [...]

The Cuckoo Movie Cover
February 7, 2023

Nordic Film Series continues with comedy-drama set in northern Finland

The February selection of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center is a gripping, unconventional drama, “The Cuckoo.” The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 15 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center. The screening is open to the public; donations are appreciated.

Set in northern Finland at the close of Axis-aligned Finland’s involvement in World War II, “The Cuckoo” introduces us to pacifist Finnish soldier Veikko, who is trussed to a wilderness rock formation as [...]

Finnish Independence Day Celebration 2021
November 29, 2022

Finland’s Independence to be celebrated at Finlandia University

One of the Copper Country’s longest-standing cultural traditions will continue at Finlandia University on the evening of Tuesday, December 6, when the Finnish-founded school hosts its annual celebration of Finland’s Independence Day. The university has commemorated the establishment of the Republic of Finland each year since Finland achieved independence in 1917.

The public is invited to the event, which gets under way at 6 p.m. at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center. The evening’s schedule includes performances by the Kivajat Dancers [...]

FAHC Finnish American Heritage Center
November 11, 2022

Nordic Film Series restarts with Oscar-nominated comedy

The staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of the highly-popular Nordic Film Series this month.

“It’s been more than two years since we were last able to show a Nordic film,” said FAHC Director David Maki. “The film series has proven to be immensely popular, and it’s been 18 years since our first season, so we figured we would re-start the series by going back to our beginnings.

“It’s a great opportunity for folks to [...]

Finnish American Heritage Center
October 6, 2022

Nordic Film Series returns to FAHC with Oscar-nominated comedy

HANCOCK — The staff at the Finnish American Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of the highly-popular Nordic Film Series this month.

“It’s been more than two years since we were last able to show a Nordic film,” said FAHC Director David Maki. “The film series has proven to be immensely popular, and it’s been 18 years since our first season, so we figured we would re-start the series by going back to our beginnings.

“It’s a great opportunity for [...]

Price of Freedom Museum
September 30, 2022

Price of Freedom Museum fall 2022 hours announced

HANCOCK, Mich. — Along with seeing the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of the fall color season, visitors and locals will be able to see some impressive displays of blue and white in the Copper Country this fall.

The Price of Freedom Museum, which is North America’s largest collection of Finnish war materials, memorabilia and artifacts, will be open on Friday afternoons from noon to 3 p.m., beginning October 7 through to mid-December.

The collection, which is housed on the sixth floor [...]

Price of Freedom Museum
July 15, 2022

Price of Freedom Museum summer 2022 schedule announced

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 [...]

Frank Eld Finnebago
March 2, 2022

Bridge Feature: Eld delivers archive in ‘Finnebago’

Former Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) director Jim Kurtti traveled to New England in the fall of 2019 and met with multiple donors who made gracious contributions of Finnish American archives to be preserved and shared with the Archive and Center’s visitors. Until now, the archives were stored in New England before they were able to be transported safely by none other than Frank Eld and his famed ‘Finnebego’. On a journey that started in New England, Eld transported [...]

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December 3, 2021

Join us for our 125th Anniversary celebrations on Dec. 5!

On Dec. 5, Finlandia will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with two spectacular events!

Join us at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock, MI and then join us again at 1:00 p.m. for a special, one-of-a-kind 125th Anniversary Edition of Finlandia’s Annual Finnish Independence Day Observance being held at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Finlandia’s campus!

For those interested in attending, both events will require masks and sign-in. For those unable to attend, both events will also [...]

October 20, 2021

Archive to temporarily close to complete reorganization

HANCOCK, Mich. — The next steps in a significant project — one that is enhancing customer service efficiency and helping to maximize available archival storage space — make it necessary that Finlandia University’s Finnish American Historical Archive close to visitors and researchers from October 25 through November 5.

In response to an increase in number and significance of archival donations, the Archive staff has been steadily progressing toward a reorganization of its collection, which contains more than 40,000 unique items from [...]