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JUHANNUS '17 Schedule of Events
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Here is a schedule for the Juhannus ’17 festival

We’re excited to be welcoming you to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula for to celebrate our Finnish American heritage and beautiful surroundings.

23 June – Hanka Finnish Homestead Museum (Askel)

Celebrating Finnish-American farm life.
• ◦Annual Hanka Heritage Day (moved from Aug. to Jun.)
◦1-5 p.m. – Museum open with docents, enactors and farm animals
◦1-5 p.m. – The Traveling Sauna (Finland 100 USA)
◦1-5 p.m. – Live music performance – Ameriikan Poijat and others
◦1-3 p.m. – Finnish Folk Music Camp class – Arto Järvelä @ caretaker’s cottage
◦1-3 p.m. – Finnish American log buildings lecture by Frank Eld @ horse barn
◦3 p.m. — Flag raising, with remarks by Finland’s Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi
◦4-4:30 p.m. – Kivajat Dancers perform
◦5-8 p.m. – Dance on site with a traditional Finnish tanssilava (outdoor dance floor)


24 June – Finnish American Heritage Center/Finlandia University (Hancock)

Celebrating bonds between Finland and the U.S.; Old and New.
•9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. – “Topics in Modern Finnish Genealogy” by Greg Isola – Chapel of St. Matthew
•Midsummer pole (Juhannussalko) dedication
•10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – The Traveling Sauna
•10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Outdoor tori (Quincy Green) and indoor tori (FAHC’s Martha Wiljanen Hall)
•11 a.m. – Flag raising, and remarks from Ambassador Kauppi
•11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Music by Ameriikan Poijat & others w/ short performance by Kivajat Dancers
•1-3 p.m. — Finnish Folk Music Camp class – Chapel, upstairs – Arto Järvelä
•1-3 p.m. — “A History of the Quincy Hill Scandinavian Church by Greg Isola – Chapel, downstairs
•4 p.m. — Tammy Santti-Kero art reception – Community Arts Center

24 Jun – Agate Beach (Toivola)

Celebrating the ancient traditions of Juhannus and the 125th anniversary of the community’s settlement.
• ◦1 p.m. – Registration for Toivola homecoming participants
◦1:30 p.m. – Welcome by 125th anniversary celebration committee
◦2:30 p.m. – Original play “Stories of Oar” by Kris Kyrö
◦3:30 p.m. – Group photo of Toivola 125th anniversary participants
◦4 p.m. — Log building preservation lecture by Frank Eld @ Agate Beach Hall
◦4 p.m. – Supper w/food vendors
◦6 p.m. – Raising of Finnish and American flags; greetings by Ambassador Kauppi
◦6-10 p.m. – Traveling Sauna on site
◦6:15 p.m. – Original play “Stories of Oar” by Kris Kyrö
◦7-10 p.m. – Dance with Ameriikan Poijat & others (Kivajat to perform during intermissions)
◦9 p.m. — Lighting of the Juhannus kokko


25 Jun – Settlers’ Co-Op Centennial (Bruce Crossing)

Celebrating Finnish American Co-operatives.
• ◦1-4 p.m. — Live music at Settler’s Co-op
◦1-6 p.m. – Traveling Sauna on site
◦3 p.m. – Kivajat performance
◦3:30 p.m. – Dedication of Heritage Wall
◦4 p.m. – World premiere of Kristin Ojaniemi’s documentary of the Settlers’ Co-Op @ VFW Hall
◦6 p.m. — Dance @ VFW Hall


All events subject to change.








 
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