New Year and Happy 51st Year
Happy New Year everyone and welcome
to the 51st year for the Finnish-American Historical
Society of the West. Founded in December 6, 1962 as
a non-profit group, the historical society is dedicated
to preserving the cultural heritage of America's Finnish
settlers. We invite you to join us as we promote historical
research, commemorate noteworthy sites, collect artifacts
and pioneer tales, preserve the language and carry on
the immigrant's ethnic traditions.
Digital archives and publications
Historical Society of the West has begun converting
our publication archives to PDF and eBook formats. We
hope this makes them more widely available and preserves
them for future Finns and Americans. We've chosen The
Pioneer Finnish Home, our publication of the original
1920s construction of the Erik Lindgren log home and
the subsequent relocation, restoration and preservation,
as our test conversion and we are releasing it for download.
This publication is now available in text searchable
PDF format and two eBook formats for eBook readers including
Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony, and more. See our
Research & Publications page to download these
We are excited to
be able to preserve our archives and make them more
accessible. This first conversion of The Pioneer
Finnish Home will be used to estimate bandwidth
and storage costs and help us determine how future conversions
will be made available.
2012 and January 2013 editions of our quarterly newsletter,
FINNAM NEWS are available for viewing and download.
Newsletters and publications can all be found on our
Research & Publications
page. Please feel free to read and review the available
items and comment on our digital conversion efforts
and any ideas you think would be helpful.