Cultural Center

35200 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
voice (248) 478-6939
fax (248) 478-5671

Our History

Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan with the objective of promoting and preserving the Finnish culture as well as its social and educational activities. In 1975 an elder's housing committee was transformed into the FCA Senior Citizens' Housing Corporation. The Housing Corporation proceeded to develop the Tapiola Village housing for the elderly project in 1986 and the Freedom Square retirement village in 1991. During 1982, the ever increasing membership necessitated the expansion of the Center and extensive renovations to the foyer and main hall.<

Our Mission

The Finnish Center Association is dedicated to promoting the preservation of the Finnish and Finnish-American culture by offering its members an opportunity to experience all things Finnish: language classes, weaving, folk dancing, singing, cooking and baking and drama instruction. Programs and celebrations including concerts performed by the Finnish American Singers, the summer Jamboree, the Scandinavian Bazaar, Pikku Joulou, just to name a few, further expose its members to the Finnish culture at its most joyous. To continue the Finn's long standing dedication to education, collegiate scholarships and educational grants are made available on an annual basis. The Cultural Center library boasts a collection of Finnish and Finnish-American books, periodicals and archival materials and provides yet another opportunity for its members to learn about the past, present and future of Finland.

Membership

Membership in the Finnish Center Association is open to all individuals who are interested in the activities and ideals of the organization. Current membership includes people of many nationalities.

The Banquet Facilities

The main hall of the Finnish Center Association comfortably accommodates up to 250 people for myriad functions, including: banquets, weddings, showers, luncheons, reunions, anniversaries, memorial services, seminars, workshops and meetings as well as many others. A large wooden dance floor turns many social events into fun filled nights guests will long remember. Our award winning caterers create individual menus to ensure that just the right food is prepared to enhance each event. Complete bar service is available for all functions. Should you require theater style seating for your event, the main hall can be set up to accommodate 310 persons. For smaller, informal gatherings, our lounge has a 75 person capacity with the same excellent food and beverage services also available. Both facilities are available for rent, please inquire with the Center's Event Manager.

Library & Gift Shop

Visit our beautiful gift shop at the Finnish Center. Here you will find Finnish imports such as Iittala, Aankka, Arabia and Nuutajarvi as well as specialty foods, jewelry, tapestries, books and novelty items.

Gardens and Wood Shop


The Finlandia Gardens complement the refurbished interior of our center. These expansive gardens are open to the public and offer many opportunities for relaxation and pleasant moments in a quiet setting. New Garden Associates are welcome. The FCA woodshop and vegetable garden plots (in season) are available for member use.

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