Anchorage Suomi Finland Club, Inc.
The Anchorage Suomi-Finland Club is one of the oldest ethnic organizations in the State of Alaska. Established in 1920 as a social and dance club for Finnish people to gather dance and have the opportunity to speak their native language, Finnish.
The first hall (building) of the club was build in 1923. Located at Anchorage 5th avenue and Cordova street, which was expanded 1950's and again in the 1960's as the organization grew. The current clubhouse, Finlandia Hall, located in South Anchorage was completed in 1987. The building was designed to resemble a "town-hall-like" building like those found in rural Finland.
Current members include people who where born in Finland, people of Finnish descent, people who have lived in Finland, those that are "Finnish by marriage" and people who have a strong interest in Finland, the culture and language. There are even families that have three generations of members.