Hancock in Houghton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Finnish American National Historical Archive & Museum
Mennyt, nykyinen ja tuleva (Past, Present and Future)
The Finnish-American community has a vibrant past filled with colorful characters and dramatic social interactions that left a distinct imprint on North America's cultural and natural landscapes. Finnish immigrants, once labeled "Jack-pine savages" because of unusual cultural rituals such as the sauna, hoped to create a better life for future generations as they labored in mines, forests and fields.
Finnish-American heritage was, is and always will be about community activity and cooperation. This legacy of forward thinking is celebrated, researched and preserved in the books, documents and artifacts stored and displayed at the FANHAM. Visitors can use the Family History Center's resources to explore their family's roots or partake in cultural events held in the theater or art gallery. FANHAM's mission
The Finnish American Historical Archive—established by Dr. Armas K.E. Holmio in 1932—is the largest repository for Finnish North American materials in the world. The Archive includes 11,000 books, 2,500 microfilm reels, a large oral history and historic photograph collection and more than 1,200 linear feet of newspapers, documents and periodicals.
Erected by Western Upper Peninsula Heritage Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 47° 7.599′ N, 88° 35.207′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Michigan, in Houghton County. Marker is at the intersection of Quincy Street (U.S. 41) and Mesnard Street, on the right when traveling west on Quincy Street. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the main front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 Quincy Street, Hancock MI 49930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Hancock / Town Hall and Fire Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Main / Suomi College (about 600 feet away); 321 Quincy Street (about 700 feet away); The First Finnish Newspaper in America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Copper Range Railroad Depot 1899 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Growth and Change (approx. ¾ mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
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