"Revontulet" folk dancers at Summer Festival, July 1985. Photo: Maija Mard
The Finnish Center at Saima Park
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
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).
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.