An exciting 44 panel photographic exhibition exploring the eastward
migration of Finns to Russia between the end of the Great Northern War
and the early years of Finnish independence. The visuals depict two
centuries of Finnish Labour Migration to Imperial Russia 1721 – 1922.
The labour market of the Russian Empire also sent many such migrants to
the Pacific Northwest and Alaska where Finns played a significant role
in industrial and cultural development.
Organized by the Åland Islands Emigrant Institute. Eva Meyer & Maria
Enckell, of the Emigrant Institute, will give talks about this subject
at 2 pm on both days.
Saturday & Sunday 28 & 29, August 2010
12 noon – 5 pm
/Admission by donation. Refreshments/