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April 7, 2013

Dear Friends of the Finnish Heritage Museum,

Sculptor Ken Valimaki, a 1955 graduate of Fairport Harding High School, offered to design a sculpture soon after the dedication of the Finnish Heritage Museum during the summer of 2007, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. The idea had lain dormant until last spring when discussion began among the membership about the possibility of doing more to commemorate Finnish immigrants who had settled in Fairport Harbor and its surrounding area. Ken Valimaki was contacted and was still interested in designing a sculpture for the museum. The concept to erect the sculpture in front of the museum was embraced by the membership and received approval from the Village Council.

The sculpture has been named the Spirit of Finland. In a broader sense, its purpose is to honor the innumerable achievements of Finnish immigrants who have come to the United States and through their resilience, persistence and endurance have left a lasting legacy of which successive generations of Finnish-Americans can be proud.

The sculpture will cost $20,000. The Finnish Heritage Museum has an anonymous donor who will match our donations, up to $10,000.

Spirit and Suomi level donors will have the names of their dedications listed on a plaque mounted behind the sculpture on the wall between the museums front entrance and gallery window. The names of Spirit level dedications will be larger in size. The names of all dedications, including gifts received at the Sisu level, will be included in a Memory Book in the museum.

 Please use the pledge form to memorialize or honor all people who support and exhibit the Finnish Spirit and in whose name a Spirit or Suomi level donation you wish to honor, regardless of nationality.  Please select the level at which you would like to make your dedication. Dedications can also be given to honor or memorialize ancestors or descendants of Finnish immigrants.  

All donations toward the sculpture should be tax deductable. Consult your tax advisor if necessary.

We hope to unveil this sculpture during a dedication ceremony scheduled for Community Days on September 15th.

Appreciatively yours,

Lasse Hiltunen, President, Finnish Heritage Museum

Pentti Maki, Chairperson Finnish Heritage Sculpture Committee

 

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