Talk on Finnish Immigration

Community Happenings
Aug 08, 2017
7:30 PM

For many generations, immigrants from Finland have settled in Maine and made significant contributions to Midcoast Maine and the United States in general. Steve Gifford will present a program entitled “The Finnish Imprint” at the Thomaston Historical Society, 80 Knox St., preceded by refreshments beginning at 7.

His presentation will overview the Finnish community in Maine, including the Finns' reasons for immigrating and why they chose to settle in Maine, their areas of settlement, economic endeavors, social organizations and contributions to life in Midcoast Maine.