Finnish Folk Art Museum

Presented in partnership with the Finlandia Foundation, the Finnish Folk Art Museum is the only museum of its kind in the United States.

In 1949, while the Fényes Mansion doubled as the Finnish Consulate, Consul Y.A. “George” Paloheimo purchased a redwood structure designed by Frederick Roehrig from another Orange Grove Boulevard estate. It was moved to its current location and transformed into a traditional Finnish sauna and guesthouse. Today authentic Finnish artifacts representative of a 19th century “tupa,” or farmhouse, are on display. 

Visits to the Finnish Folk Art Museum may be included in the docent-led tours of the Fényes Mansion; just ask your docent for more information. The building is also open at select Museum Free Days.

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We Have a Great Team

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of professional backgrounds from across the world.

We establish strategic partnerships with the world’s most experienced and committed conservationists.

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Lawrence Petrie

A keen yachtsman and editor of a cruising guide, Lawrence is constantly reminded of the effects of pollution in.

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Ruth Aquilani

She is an avid beach-goer and commits to doing what she can to keep world beautiful, clean and healthy.

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Jane Ansems

The appreciation and love that she has for wildlife and animals makes her especially concerned about environment