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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 [...]

Tuomas Korkalo Gallery Exhibit Poster
November 10, 2022

University Gallery to host opening reception tonight at 7 PM

The Opening Reception for Self-Revolving Line, an exhibit by Finnish artist Tuomas Korkalo, will be held this evening at the Finlandia University Gallery. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Opening Reception for Tuomas Korkalo: Self-Revolving Line

Time: November 10 @ 7:00 pm – November 10 @ 8:30 pm

Finlandia University Gallery 435 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI, 49930, United States

Anita Jain led community members in a group felting project to create a new banner for the FAFS inspired by the FAFS Dye Garden
November 4, 2022

Folk School announces late fall program schedule

The Finnish American Folk School has released its late fall program schedule! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Anita Jain led community members in a group felting project to create a new banner for the FAFS inspired by the FAFS Dye Garden

It’s been a busy month at the FAFS. We say [...]

Tuomas Korkalo Gallery Exhibit Poster
October 19, 2022

University Gallery announces exhibit schedule for Tuomas Korkalo: Self-Revolving Line

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Exhibit Dates: October 20 – December 14, 2022 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present Self-Revolving Line, an exhibit by Finnish artist Tuomas Korkalo at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from October 20 to December 14, 2022.

A reception for the artist will take place at the gallery, Thursday, November 10, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with an [...]

Bookshelf including Kalevala, the Finnish national epic
October 12, 2022

Finnish & Nordic Studies program expands online offerings to public

Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program is happy to announce an expansion of its Spring 2023 course offerings to auditing students. The development will increase the available spots for auditors in two classes, FNS 360 Kalevala and FNS 221 History and Culture of Finland.

In partnership with the Finnish American Folk School at Finlandia University, Associate Professor and Chair of FinnU’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, will lead the classes starting the week of [...]

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 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 [...]

Korkalainen lecture
September 29, 2022

Finnish-American Church Music: How on Earth Can It Be Interesting?

In his post-doctoral research project, Dr. Samuli Korkalainen from Helsinki, Finland is focusing on Finnish-American church music from the late 19th century onwards.

He has found hymnals, spiritual songbooks, and other printed and hand-written music written, composed, and edited by Finnish immigrants in the US and Canada – as well as interesting personalities, thoughts, and ideas behind them. Dr. Korkalainen has been collecting material both in Finland and North America; on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Minneapolis (Minnesota), Thunder [...]

Festival Ruska 2022
September 22, 2022

Celebrate Festival Ruska at the Finnish American Folk School

In their most recent newsletter, the Finnish American Folk School shares everything you need to know about Festival Ruska 2022! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Join us in celebrating Ruska – fall color season – at the Finnish American Folk School. This year we’ll be featuring fiber artist Anita Salminen Jain to teach and [...]

Folk School
September 19, 2022

Folk School announces programming for Fall 2022

The Finnish American Folk School has released its August 2022 newsletter! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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The FAFS took a bit of a breather after the whirlwind of Juhannus celebrations, but now we’re back and excited to share our latest news with all of you. First, we’d like to express our thanks [...]