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December 5, 2018

Finnish Independence Day program to honor George H.W. Bush

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, [...]

March 17, 2017

St. Urho’s/St.Patrick’s Day Dance

Mark your calendar for the St. Urho’s/St.Patrick’s Day Dance – an old time Copper Country Dance!

RSVP to the event on Facebook (not required)

Doors open at 6:30. The evening begins with a short performance by the Kivajat Dancers, followed by dancing with the Backroom Boys.  Special guest with will be Finnish television personality Antti Holma. The event is a fundraiser for the Kivajat Dancers! Additional details will be released closer to the event’s date!

March 16, 2017

Finnish TV personality attending Friday’s St. Urho’s/St. Patrick’s Day Dance

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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