The Finnish Cultural Garden was dedicated September 14, 1958.
Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872)
was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, Seven Brothers (Seitseman Veljesta).
Elias Lonnrot (1802-1884)
was a Finnish physician and folklorist. He was a collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for composing the The Kalevala: An Epic Poem after Oral Tradition, the Finnish national epic compiled from national folklore.
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877)
was a Finnish poet, and is the national poet of Finland.
Our Land, Finland
Our Native Land
O let her name ring clear
Johan Vilhelm Snellman (1806-1881)
was a Philosopher and Statesman and
Father of Finland's monetary system
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