Heritage Documentary Series: Sirkka
The Beaumier UP Heritage Center is showing "Sirkka" on Friday, February 26 at 9pm as the next installment in our Heritage Documentary Series. This showing is in collaboration with WNMU-TV, to celebrate UP culture and history safely during the ongoing pandemic. You can catch the film live at 9pm on February 26, or stream it for 30 days on WNMU's passport app, found here.
"Sirkka" documents the life of Sirkka Tuomi Holm, a first generation American and child of Finnish migrants. During her century of life, Sirkka witnessed a momentous Finnish-American history. Sirkka was a lifelong progressive activist: she sparked attention from the FBI and also became an accomplished writer. The film, produced by Kristin Ojaniemi and the Finnish American Heritage Center, is a testament to her life, and is a capsule of Finnish-American culture and history over the past 100 years.
The Beaumier UP Heritage Center is a museum and educational center on the campus of Northern Michigan University. It celebrates the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.