The Order of Runeberg is open to individuals & families interested in their Finnish / Swedish-speaking Finnish heritage. Join us for social and cultural gatherings & events.
On this Web site you can find information on activities / contacts:
♦ Local O of R lodges ♦ O of R ♦ Membership application - easily submit from this Web site ♦ Page menu, on left, lists more site topics
In addition to OR members receiving The Leading Star LEDSTJÄRNAN via mail, or email, commencing with the March, 2013 issue, the OR's Leading Star newspaper is also available for downloading from this website. To go to our Leading Star page, click the Leading Star's header image → New!The last issue is the June - August 2017 issue of The Leading Star is now available for downloading. New!Our Leading Star Editor, Dale Hjort, has recently provided 9 additional issues of The Leading Star in pdf format. The 9 issues now available include March, 2010, and all 4 issues from 2011 & 2012.
Finnish & Swedish masonry heaters Click the picture to go directly to the new web page:
Ed & Angela's soapstone Tulikivi masonry fireplace - that's Anneliese with the nice smile
Click the "Memorabilia" book picture for more information, including viewing / reading each page of the book
Memorabilia of the International Order of Runeberg 1898-1968
We have created a page on this website to view pictures from our August 15th-16th International Order of Runeberg 2014 Convention.
Attendees that have pictures from the convention that would like them posted may email them to Stew (email address shown here). Please provide a caption (i.e.: description, names) in your email for attached picture(s).
Group picture of delegates & members at the 2014 convention. Click the picture to see many pictures from the convention.
Finland-Swedes in Michigan by Mika Roinila
This book, the first ever to focus on this ethnolinguistic minority living in Michigan, examines the origins of the Finland-Swedes and traces their immigration patterns, beginning with the arrival of hundreds in the United States in the 1860s. The Finland-Swedes brought with them unique economic, social, cultural, religious, and political institutions. This book paints a vivid portrait of Finland-Swedish life in photographs and text, and also includes detailed maps that show the movement of this group over time.
Clich here or click the book to go directly to our new web page for more information - book content, the author, & where to view or purchase the book.
Click the "FinnFacts / FinnPride" books picture for details
FinnFacts & FinnPride by Veli Niinimaa
Other (less recent) changes & additions to this Web site: