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Frank W. Eld

Frank Eld spent 50 years creating a museum to bring the bypassed town of Roseberry, Idaho back to life; his love of old log buildings, in particular, led to the research behind his book Finnish Log Construction — The Art (2013). The grandson of a Finnish carpenter, Eld is on a mission to document and preserve the buildings made by Finnish immigrants to the United States and Canada.

In his 90-minute program, titled Finnish Log Construction — The Art after his book, Frank, dressed in authentic Finnish attire, shared the lost art of this construction method with his LOY audiences through visuals, displays and hands-on woodworking demonstrations.