Thursday, July 05, 2012

Finn Hall dance to celebrate "Down from Basswood" July 7

HANCOCK -- Author Lynn Maria Laitala and special musical guests will present an evening of traditional "Finn Hall" fun from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.

The dance is in celebration of Laitala’s classic book, Down from Basswood, which is to be re-published in spring 2013 by University of Wisconsin Press. The book is a collection of 23 interconnected short stories about people of northern Minnesota, particularly Finnish immigrants and their interaction with Native Americans.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their dancing shoes and a snack to share.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy Street in downtown Hancock.

For additional information, please call 906-487-7505.

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