August 11, 2022
Dear Members and Friends of the Finnish Room Committee,
Frank Eld, our Finnish log construction consultant, visited us from Idaho and met with members of the committee and Kati Csoman, Director, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, on August 8. The meeting was zoomed and members participated both live and virtually. Frank discussed how Finnish log construction will be displayed in the Finnish Room and also how he located structures and publicized techniques during his travels to the many Finnish communities in North America.
The Pitt administration is very happy that we are building the Finnish Room and has offered the assistance of its fundraising department. We expect 2023 to be a year of planning and 2024 to be a year of construction. We still need to raise funds, as construction costs continue to increase.