Celebrating and connecting the Finnish-American community in Boston
The founding of Finlandia Chapters throughout the U.S. was the idea of Consul Yrjö Paloheimo of California. He wanted to help Finland during World War II and the difficult years afterwards. He also wanted to promote Finnish culture in the United States. In 1953 Finlandia Foundation was started in Southern California. Today there are 49 chapters throughout the country.