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FFN Gains Ownership of FAHC, North Wind Books

EXCITING NEWS: We Have the Keys to the Buildings!

Finlandia Foundation National is now the owner of the Finnish American Heritage Center (above left) and North Wind Books in Hancock, Michigan.

Special announcement message from FFN Executive Director Tommy Flanagan

Background on Saving Finland in America

If you are not familiar with this project, you will find background information, statements, videos and more below.

In early 2023, Finlandia Foundation National set a goal to raise $3 million by the end of the year to continue its work in preserving operations of the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, Michigan, and safeguarding the story of Finnish America for future generations.

FFN has rescued the archives, artifacts and programs of the Heritage Center, and we are excited to annouce that we have just finalized the purchase of the FAHC building and adjacent North Wind Books store.

We thank all who helped in this campaign. We are grateful for contributions that came in amounts from $5 to thousands of dollars, and are still tabulating the gifts.