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'Revontulet' folk dancers at Summer Festival, July 1985
"Revontulet" folk dancers at Summer Festival, July 1985. Photo: Maija Mard

The Finnish Center at Saima Park (Fitchburg)

Located in Fitchburg, the center is dedicated to promoting and preserving Finnish cultural traditions through festivals and other events throughout the year. Fitchburg is home to one of the largest Finnish-American communities in the northeast United States.

The project is documented by a several essays, a digital video, and 17 8 x 10 color photographs.

Originally submitted by: John W. Olver, Representative (1st District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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