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“Pelkie” explores Finnish communities in the U.P.

Akasha Khalsa March 11, 2021
NMU’s Beaumier Heritage Center continues offering opportunities to explore U.P. history and culture through documentaries. This coming week the Center will be co-sponsoring the premier showing of "Pelkie: 100 Years of Finnishness in Michigan's North Woods," a 3-episode series produced by Dr. Michael M. Loukinen.
TALKING HISTORY—Filmmaker Michael Loukinen (center) takes questions from Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Director and Curator Daniel Truckey and history Professor Emeritus Jon Saari.

Finnish American film reveals long-lost U.P. town

Jackie Jahfetson November 14, 2019

A film about a rural Finnish community tucked back in the woods of Baraga County, 82 miles west of Marquette, and a story of the rise and decay of dairy farming and logging sparked a crowd of historians,...

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