UA-50763958-1 Exhibits & Activities

“Oksat” To Perform At 2017 Finn Fling

“Oksat”, an ensemble comprised of musicians from the West Paris kantele group “Maine Kanteles”, the midcoast kantele group “Suomalaiset Jouset”, Cumberland, and South Portland, will give a concert in the Finnish Congregational Church on Saturday, September 16th at 1:00 pm. Eight kantele players are joined by bass, guitar and clarinet musicians. They will be performing for our members on Saturday, September 16th and in West Paris on Sunday, September 17th. We hope you will join us on September 16th for a potluck lunch in Jura Hall at 12:00 and this special concert in the Church at 1:00.

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“Oksat” was established by Sarah Cummings in response to a request she received last Fall from friends in Kuhmo, Finland to bring a group of Maine kantele players to participate in the annual Sommelo Music Camp and give a couple of public performances during the camp (the ensemble ended up performing five times during the week). Sarah went about recruiting members and eleven folks responded to the call. The group practiced at Sarah’s home in Cumberland once a month from last November to this past June.


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SUMMER 2017 DISPLAY
AT THE THOMASTON (MAINE) PUBLIC LIBRARY



Finnish Cultural Exhibit

An exhibit of items reflecting Finnish Culture is currently viewable at the Thomaston Public Library.

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This exhibit was created by FHH President, Jacqueline Harjula.

Many thanks to Jacqueline, and to the Thomaston Public Library for providing a public view of
the Finnish-American culture that is very much a part of Thomaston, South Thomaston and Mid-Coast Maine's history.

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SUMMER 2017 EXHIBIT



Finglish: Photographs of Finnish-Americans

This summer Finnish Heritage House is delighted to present the exhibit entitled “Finglish: Photographs of Finnish-Americans”.

Several years ago, Finnish photojournalist Vesa Oja traveled across the United States visiting Finnish settlements and photographing the communities and Finnish-Americans.
He then published the photos in his book Finglish. The Finnish-American Heritage Center in Hancock, Michigan has assembled forty
of these photos in an exhibit that they loan to Finnish- American organizations. Thanks to the efforts of Joanna Chopp (archivist) and Jim Kurtti (director) of the Heritage Center and Steve and Mary Gifford of FHH the exhibit has been made available to FHH for the summer.

Beginning June 21st, the exhibit will be open on Saturdays and
Wednesdays from 9 to Noon until September 27th.

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THE TORI IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS



The Tori at Finnish Heritage House is stocked with many special items for your shopping pleasure.

We have over 20 CDs by Finnish-American musicians including “kantele super star” Ida Elina,
2 varieties of Finnish coffee, licorice, pearl sugar, lingonberry preserves, Marimekko aprons, scarves, reusable gift bags, dish towels, birch bark stars, flag buoys, rag rugs, coffee mugs, car decals, and several books on the history of the local Finnish-American community.

Saturdays Finnish Heritage House features its bake sale hosted by Edna Montgomery with doughnuts, fudge, cookies, baked beans and the much loved nissu/pulla (Finnish coffee bread). They say “that man doesn’t live by bread alone” and neither does Finnish Heritage House as the Tori helps support the work of this organization.

We appreciate your support.

The Tori is open Saturdays from 9 to Noon until the 16th of December and will be open Wednesdays starting June 21st from 9 to Noon until September 27th.

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2017 SUMMER RAFFLE

Rag Rug Raffle Tickets at FHH

Raffle tickets are available at Finnish Heritage House and are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.


A previously auctioned rag rug as pictured below was donated by Tooty Wilson.


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Tooty graciously donates one of her beautiful rag rugs to FHH each year. FHH raffles them off at the annual Finn Fling.
This year Finn Fling will be held in September 2017.



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Bake and Tag Sales

at The Finnish Heritage House

Saturdays 9:00-12:00
Mid April through Mid December, 2017


(click here to see a list of items available in our Tori)

Shop in our Tori, chat, view the exhibits, and remember ...

The coffee (kahvi) pot is always on !


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GENEALOGY and FAMILY HISTORY



Do you have questions about your Finnish family history?

Need help tracing your genealogy?



If you are a member of Finnish Heritage House you have a fellow FHH member who is willing to assist you at little or no cost.

"
Dig and Delve" offers Genealogical Services, Domestic and Foreign, provided by Margaret Reynolds Oliver, Genealogist.

Inquiries welcome...

Peggy can be contacted by mail at: PO Box 46, South Thomaston, Maine 04858

or by phone at: 207-594-2298

or via email at: peggyjune@roadrunner.com



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"FROM A FINNISH KITCHEN" Cookbook


The Finnish Heritage House has prepared a cookbook titled "From A Finnish Kitchen".



It features recipes from members of our Finnish community.
The cookbook is bound and is sure to be treasured for many years.
The book makes a wonderful
gift.

The Cookbook is available at the FHH Tori for $12.00. For an extra $4.95 it can be mailed it to your home.

Thank you for your help with this project.


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