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"The peasant Alfred Heikki's son Torppa , b. March 4, 1880 in Veteli, and his wife, Maria Amalia Gustaf's daughter, b. October 15, 1879 and their two children Juho Teodor, 1903 and Hugo Alfred,1904 from Veteli in the Grand Duchy are traveling abroad…


Slides from Roy Helander's 2008 presentation to the Maynard Historical Society on Alku, the Finnish Temperance Society.

The book contains names of members, when they joined, the dues they paid and some minutes for planning for a summer festival in 1924. Several pages are shown and two translations of the minutes. Thanks to Roy Helander for the translation and…

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A panorama portrait of approx. 140 members of several Finnish bands: Ahti Band (Gardner, Mass.), Saima Band (Fitchburg, Mass.), Bavel Finnish Band (Norwood, Mass.), Imatra Band (Maynard, Mass.),

A set of photos of the Confirmation classes of the Finnish Mission Congregational Church. The minister of the church was Rev. Jaakko Rinta.

(If you recognize any of the people in the class photos, please let us know.)

2015.473 - 1932

Four photos of Matti Autio and presumably his family.


This seems to be an adult event, at least no children are shown.

The photo that was used to produce a postcard. See 1999.A173
The hall was more often referred to as The Parker Street Hall.

The church was built on Glendale Street by the Finnish workers from 1905-1907 and dedicated on June 6, 1908. The parish moved to a new location (North Sudbury) in 1967 and the building was later used as the Church of the Nazarene. It is currently a…

A formal, sepia-colored photo of Mr. & Mrs. Mikkola.

A formal, sepia-colored photo of Selma Pirkola.