MUSEUM HOSTS ST. URHO'S DAY PARTY
The Carlton County Historical Society invites all Finns and
non-Finns to attend a St. Urho's Day Party at its museum in Cloquet on Thursday,
March 16, at 1 pm.
Learn about the fictitious but beloved St. Urho, who
reputedly chased all the grasshoppers out of Finland, saving the grape crops.
Where did the celebration originate, how did St. Urho do it, and why do we
celebrate on March 16? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the
After the program, the Ode to St. Urho will be recited and
St. Urho's Day treats and punch will be served. Wear your green and purple
clothing for the festive occasion. Sisu bracelets will be available for
purchase from the Jarvenpaa chapter of the Finnish American Historical Society.
Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and
free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society
members . The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 218-879-1938.