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Finnish-American Heritage Association of Ashtabula County
Image courtesy of Linda Riddell


WELCOME! to all visitors to the Finnish American Cultural Center on W. 8th St. in historical Ashtabula Harbor.


Events page:
Upcoming meetings and programs 2015:

Winners at the Christmas Dinner were Marilyn Jepson, Carol Mead, Jan Heilman, and Janet Eskelin.

  Thursday, April 23 Bus trip to Severance Hall for Cleveland Orchestra Concert. Bus will leave at 4 pm for 7:30 concert. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations must be in by April 15. Contact Elsa Shepard, 440-998-2061 or ellishepard@yahhoo.com

Explore Your Roots tour to Finland, June 5-19,2015, led by Grant Eccles. For more info contact: Grant at 705-735-6644 or Finnish-heritage@sympatico.ca. In Ashtabula, contact, Linda Riddell at 440-964-2519 or lriddell1207@gmail.com

Mark your calendars:

April 25, 20th anniversary celebration at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson St. at 12:30 pm. Catered luncheon and program. Reservations to Betty Hietikko, 440-964-9077 by April 18. Cost is $15.00 per person.

April 26, anniversary celebration continues with an open house at the Finnish American Cultural Center, 1330 W. 8th St. Ashtabula, from 2 to 5 pm. Entertainment, Loom Demonstrations, Refreshments.

June 20 Annual Juhannus Picnic, Saybrook Park
August 17 Annual Finn Fish Fry, Saybrook Park

The museum is open by appointment only. Please contact Linda Riddell, 440-964-2519.



About Us:
    The Finnish-American Heritage Association of Ashtabula County (FAHA) is an organization dedicated to maintaining and preserving Finnish heritage in our community and county. We strive to gain a broader understanding of Finnish traits, customs, and traditions, and to learn what contributions the Finns have made to life in America.
    Finally, we wish to retain and transmit this knowledge to succeeding generations.