Olli Patrikainen, a delegate of the Finnish Cultural Garden, discusses the history and role of the Finnish community in Cleveland's Cultural Gardens. A native of Finland, Mr. Patrikainen came to Cleveland in the early 1990s with his American wife. The interview focuses on such topics as vandalism, immigration, the current Finnish community, the importance of nationalism as it pertains to the Gardens, and finally his vision of the future for the Cultural Gardens.
Patrikainen, Olli (interviewee)
MacKeigan, Judith (interviewer)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"Olli Patrikainen Interview, 20 February 2009" (2009). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800051_801004.