Scandinavian music featured Thursday at Caspian museum

IRON?RIVER?- Music, costumes, and exhibits will all be part of the entertainment on Thursday at the Iron County Museum in Caspian.

In keeping with the Art on the Beam theme, a program of Scandinavian music will be presented by Marsha Wainio accompanied by Rachel Koivisto.

In addition, costumes on mannequins will complement some of the new or remodeled exhibits in Heritage Hall of the Museum. The exhibits enhance the heritage story of the Native American, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Yugoslavian, Italian, and Cornish large ceiling murals on the beams of the Hall.

Visitors will have an opportunity to visit Heritage Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to study the special exhibits and costumes; listen to music by Viola Turpenin, Chet and Ginny Benson, or Art and Anita; and view the large painted murals.

From 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the program of sacred music-Scandinavian folk tunes brought to the United States many years ago but still sung with American words today-will be presented.

For instance, Wainio will sing “Bright and Glorious Is the Sky” to a Danish folk tune; “How Great Thou Art”, a Swedish one, and more. The evening will end with refreshments and fellowship.

An admission donation of $5 per person is requested for this joy-filled evening sponsored by MCACA, CCCAC, and the Iron County Historical Society.