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Beyond the Atlantic: Finland’s Independence Viewed from across the Sea
May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Finland this year, you are invited to a free lecture Beyond the Atlantic: Finland’s Independence Viewed from across the Sea, presented by author and historian Marianne Wargelin on Sunday May 21 at 2pm at the American Swedish Historical Museum.
In the lecture, Wargelin will take a new vibrant look at how Finland arrived at independence and maintained its independence in the 20th century. She will examine the vision and bravery of its citizens, who were willing to pay a huge price and endure an enormous sacriﬁce, and how they played a pivotal role in the destiny of Finland. The uniqueness of her lecture is in how she takes a fresh look at the country’s historic and contemporary details through the lens of the Finnish diaspora living in the US.
Marianne Wargelin has co-authored Women Who Dared: The History of Finnish American Women and published numerous essays and articles on Finnish and Finnish American folklore, popular culture and the arts. She studied at the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota and is currently completing her dissertation at the University of Tampere, Finland. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. She became an Honorary Consul of Finland in 1999 and President of FinnFestUSA in 2004. ~