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WWI Dissent Exhibit Opens Friday, September 14

September 8, 2018

The interpretive exhibit, Copper Country Voices of Dissent in the Great War, will open with a reception on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. and talk by Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen at 7:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. This exhibit examines the ways in which Copper Country residents expressed dissent to the United States’ entrance into World War I and the ways in which these activities reflected America’s reaction to the war nationally.

The exhibit was researched and designed by students in Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies program and International School of Art & Design under the direction of Virtanen and Dr. Tom Adolphs. The exhibition will remain on display until December 1. This event is part of the World War I & the Copper Country public humanities program and is sponsored by the Finlandia Foundation National and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs/Copper Country Community Arts Center.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen at 906-487-7514.

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