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May 20, 2019

Finnish musical instrument maker Minna Hokka coming to area in June

The Finnish American Folk School welcomes Finnish musical instrument maker Minna Hokka to the Copper Country this June as part of Juhannus 2019. She’ll be offering a slate of programming that will provide attendees with a unique skill set – and at an unbelievable price!

Hokka, who’s invested much of her adult life into creating musical instruments from materials found in nature, will offer as many as nine unique courses during her two-week [...]

November 28, 2018

Finns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula book released by Finnish American Heritage Center

The Finns’ influence on Upper Michigan’s life, history and culture is well documented. Now, it’s also well compiled and ready for a place on your bookshelf or coffee table. The Finnish American Heritage Center has recently completed a book in the “Images of America” series through Arcadia Press titled “Finns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”

Though the book includes contributions from some other agencies, it primarily contains images from the FAHC’s extensive photo collection. [...]

November 1, 2017

Virtanen, Kurtti and Chopp participating in 41 North Film Festival

On Saturday night at 7:30 three Finlandia employees will be participating in a panel discussion following the showing of Sami Blood during the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech.

About Sami Blood

In this lyrical and psychologically-complex drama, a 14-year-old Sámi girl is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. Newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok brilliantly portrays the fierce [...]

February 6, 2017

Heikinpäivä Cheese Making and Kantele Class

A pair of closing events for Heikinpäivä will take place on Monday, February 6 as event goers will get to dive into cheese making and five-string kantele!

2 & 6 p.m. — Leipäjuusto (squeaky cheese) making workshop with Joanna Chopp, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

6 p.m. — 5-string kantele class with Kris Kyrö, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

Learn more about Heikinpäivä at http://www.finnishamericanreporter.com/heikin_page/schedule.

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