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Scene from the Finnish hist. play, "The Death of Elina", performed at the Parker Street Hall.

l to r: Huklah Nelson, Roy Helander, Waino Ojalehto, William Wehkoja, Ellen Hangas

This photo is from one of the early Halloween parties of the All American Club.

In 1945, when the Finnish boys and girls who had grown up in Maynard came back from World War II, they wanted to form a Finnish American club at the Parker Street Hall…

The club presented a music event on March 14th, 1971 at Maynard High School. The program list many of the local companies as sponsers.

Officers of the club:
Harold Hicks , President
Robert Mayes, Vice President
Frances Schipper,…

A history of the Finnish saunas in Maynard

Written presentation to the Maynard Historical Society by Helen Mark Ketola on November 19, 1969 and other information about the Club.

Jaakko Rinta was the minister of the Finnish Mission Congregational Church between 1932 and 1936.

Jaakko was born December 10, 1903 in Nurmo, Finland.

Following is early schooling he made his decision to further his education in the field of…

Three basketball hoops, one with a net, are from the Parker Street Hall.

Finns from the Hall often played other Finnish teams from nearby towns (particularly Fitchburg).

A punching bag set for boxing in the Parker St. Hall.

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