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Tag Archive: Mika Tompuri

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. [...]

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February 2, 2018

Finnish intern Mika Tompuri talks about experience in United States

Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by the Finnish American Heritage Center’s intern Mika Tompuri. Tompuri hails from Finland, and just recently graduated with his master’s degree in English, German and teacher’s education. “After graduating I was thinking about what to do, and I noticed the National Board of Education in Finland was advertising for these internships, so I figured I might as well apply,” said Tompuri when asked how he wound up at [...]

November 30, 2017

Finlandia’s Finnish American Heritage Center to host Independence gathering on December 6

It’s the most watched television program in Finland every year, and this year Copper Country residents will have the chance to tune in as well.

It’s the annual Presidential Independence Day Ball, which is hosted each December 6 by the President of Finland at the Presidential Palace, and televised across the nation. This year, at the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), the Ball will be briefly live-streamed as part of a program exemplifying the Finnish traditions surrounding this [...]

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