David Maki, who has worked at Finlandia University's Finnish American Heritage Center for more than 20 years, has been named director of FAHC. He had been interim director since Jim Kurtti retired from the top post in spring 2021.

“Our mission hasn’t and won’t change,” says David. “We will do what is necessary to remain the premier center for Finnish-American and Finnish history and culture in North America.”

The FAHC houses the world’s largest and oldest collections of Finnish-American archive materials and works of art, and hundreds of museum pieces. It’s the site of the Martha Wiljanen Community Hall and the Finlandia University Gallery, and is the home of the monthly international newspaper The Finnish American Reporter, which is managed and edited by David. In October, he accepted the FFN Award of Excellence for the publication (above).

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For more details about the Finnish American Heritage Center, visit Finlandia.edu/fahc.