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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 [...]

April 22, 2018

Finnish American Historical Archive welcomes Finnish intern Anni Arvo

Anni Arvio (second from left in the above photo), the new intern at the Finnish American Historical Archive, is excited to spend her summer in Hancock, though she’s already making plans to help her get over the part of Finnish life she’s going to miss terribly.

“I already told Pauliina that we have to rent a cottage next to a lake somewhere, so we can still have that experience,” said the 32-year-old Rovaniemi native. Her new friend, Pauliina Lehto, is her [...]

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January 29, 2018

Visiting scholar to discuss Sami-church relations

Rev. Bror Träskbacka, a leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) will offer insights into the relations between the Church and Finland’s indigenous people — the Sami — at a special presentation on Tuesday, February 6 at the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC).

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The Rev. Bror Träskbacka, the coordinator for tourism ministry for the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church will discuss “The Sami: The Church’s Evolving Relationship [...]

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