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 [...]
In honor of the late President George H.W. Bush, the Finnish Independence Day program at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will include a special musical performance, accompanied by a color guard presentation.
Vocalist Mark Oliver, a veteran himself, will sing “The Navy Hymn,” while the Houghton-Hancock Junior ROTC program presents the colors, as part of the Independence Day celebration, which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 6.
Along with this special tribute, the program includes both traditional and contemporary elements of Finnish-American and Finnish culture, [...]
Finnish TV personality Antti Holma was looking to produce a show about Finnish-American culture, and he knew exactly where to go.
That’s why he and his film crew came to the Copper Country, and that’s why they’ll be at the St. Urho’s/St. Patrick’s Day Dance at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17 at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. They’ll be there to see the old-time area tradition of dance enjoyed by the not only those who’ve been [...]
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