CASPIAN—Sven the Blacksmith will be plying his trade in the newly refurbished smithy at the Iron County Museum on Saturday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. during the annual Scandinavian/Log Cabin Day celebration.
Visitors are encouraged to leisurely browse through the numerous log cabins such as the Maki Sauna, Beechwood Farm House, Peterson Machine Shop (complete with tractor and many farm tools) and the Soderquist Barn.
In the main museum building, Scandinavian arts and crafts will be featured in Heritage Hall: artifacts of Finnish musicians Viola Turpeinen and Anita Book Sundling and Swedish musician Chet Benson; paintings by Lois Autio Garavet; and wood carvings by Jack Kangas.
The Cultural Center will be filled with live music by Kevin Lassila, Shirley DeRoche and Jack Jacobson for visitors’ dancing and listening enjoyment. Also, Carol Erickson and Jean Lindbeck will be demonstrating needlecraft; Lucy Korhonen will demonstrate basket weaving; and you can look at a large display of Irwin Blumenstadt’s Norwegian memorabilia.
Refreshments of coffee, lemonade, cookies and authentic Finnish style “pulla” (coffee bread) will be available from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission for the Scandinavian/Log Cabin Day is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors. children 5 and under are admitted free.
This special Scandinavian Ethic Heritage Day is sponsored by a grant from Finn Spark Inc. and the Iron County Historical and Museum Society. For additional information, call the museum at 265-2617 or e-mail ironcountyhistoricalmuseum.org.