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Tag Archive: Finnish American Heritage Center

December 6, 2020

Finnish Independence Day Celebration

Compelled to not break with tradition, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence on December 6 at 5:30 p.m., as it has done in some iteration for the last 103 years. This year’s commemoration, under-stated and COVID-19 restriction compliant, will for the first incorporation an Independence Day not seen before in the Upper Peninsula – a torch light procession from Hancock’s City Hall to the Finnish American Heritage Center, where a brief program will be conducted outside. Anyone attending is [...]

December 2, 2020

Finnish Independence Day Celebration will be held on Dec. 6 at FAHC

Story originally published by the Finnish American Heritage Center. 

Compelled not to break with tradition, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence on December 6 at 5:30 p.m., as it has done in some iteration for the last 103 years. This year’s commemoration, under-stated and COVID-19 restriction compliant, will for the first time incorporate an Independence Day not seen before in the Upper Peninsula – a torch light procession from Hancock’s City Hall to the Finnish American Heritage Center, where a [...]

November 13, 2020

FinnU Gallery Presents 30th Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition

Sisu, 72? x 144” (3 panels each 72? x 48?), Mixed Media, 2019

Karen Stewart’s exhibit Sisu will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery from November 6, 2020 – January 5, 2021.

Finlandia University Gallery will present the 30th Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition featuring the artwork of Karen Stewart at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from November 6  to January 5, 2021.  Appointments for [...]

September 14, 2020

Finlandia University Gallery to host Zoom reception for Obelleiro exhibit on Sept. 17

Finlandia University Gallery will present the exhibition Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? by Chicago artist Rita C. Obelleiro at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from September 2 to October 9, 2020. Appointments for a private viewing of the exhibit can be made with Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler at (906) 487-7500 or by email at gallery@finlandia.edu.

A reception with the artist will take place on

July 31, 2020

Finnish American Heritage Center staff still providing services despite closed building

Although the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) building has been closed to the public since mid-March, the staff are still diligently providing services to the community. Assistant Editor of the Finnish American Reporter, David Maki, describes all the ways the community can take advantage of the services they offer from afar. 

What services are the FAHC staff providing at this time?

We’re still providing most of the interpersonal services we have been offering, but with adjustments that have public [...]

Nordic Film Series
March 3, 2020

CANCELLED: Nordic Film Series to feature Finnish historical drama on March 12

Updated 3/12/20: With the primary concern of patron safety, the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series screening for today is cancelled.

A Finnish film based on the infamous witch hunts in the Nordic countries in the 1600s is the March selection for the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series. Screenings will take place at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Tulen Morsian” (The Devil’s Bride) [...]

kalevalathon
February 10, 2020

2nd annual Kalevalathon to be held on Feb. 28

Kalevalathon is back again for another year. Join students and faculty in celebration of Kalevala Day on Friday, February 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center as they read the Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala.

“February 28 is Kalevala Day in Finland, which commemorates Finnish culture, the Kalevala epic and the notion of Sisu, all of which are important to our campus as well,” said Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, Assistant Professor of Finnish & [...]

Mark Munger
January 17, 2020

Mark Munger to visit North Wind Books January 25

On Saturday, January 25 author of “Suomalaiset“, Mark Munger will be visiting North Wind Books for a book signing and author discussion.

Munger recently released the final book in his historical trilogy, Kotimaa. In his new release, readers follow immigrant Anders Alhomaki on his journey from Finland to Minnesota in the 1890s to Finland’s Centennial Independence Day. 

“The first two novels in the trilogy have been popular in the Finnish-American community,” said [...]

December 12, 2019

Finnish American Heritage Center to host Finnish fiddling workshops in January

The Community Pelimannit, a series of six Finnish fiddling workshops, will be held January 6–23, 2020, hosted by Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center.

The Community Pelimannit (“fiddlers” in Finnish) offers the opportunity to experience the rich Finnish musical heritage of the Upper Peninsula by providing quality fiddle instruction in a fun, supportive group learning environment.  Classes are open to the community, and to all levels of playing experience.  Participants will learn a variety of Finnish fiddle tunes, develop [...]

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