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Logbook Stories Receives Grant from Finlandia Foundation National to Support Sauna Book Project

Updated: May 29


[HANCOCK, MI, 05/06/2024] Logbook Stories, a multimedia storytelling project based in the Keweenaw Peninsula, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Finlandia Foundation National. This grant will support Logbook Stories' ongoing book project focused on saunas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (U.P.). The grant will help fund four U.P. photographers and three writers in capturing the essence of sauna culture in the region.

"Since starting this project in 2021, it has been very creatively fulfilling, but financially, book projects can be a bit tricky. This grant from the Finlandia Foundation National is helping the project move one page closer to readers' hands," said Haley Goodreau, creative director of Logbook Stories. "This support will allow us to continue our mission of sharing compelling stories that explore the relationship of subcultures that intersect with nature."

Logbook Stories aims to complete the photoshoots and stories funded by the grant by the end of May 2025. The project will be documented on social media @logbook_stories, allowing those interested in the creative process a chance to follow along during the formation of the book.

For more information about Logbook Stories and their projects, visit

Contact: Haley Goodreau, Creative Director,

### About Logbook Stories

Logbook Stories was founded originally as the Keweenaw Logbook podcast in 2020. Since its inception, the project has evolved into a simpler, more encompassing title, Logbook Stories. Since shifting focus away from the podcast Logbook Stories is now pursuing a 'Saunas of the Upper Peninsula' book. Through a blend of photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, our mission is to share a collection of stories that dive into the connection of the Upper Peninsula sauna subculture and its relationship to the natural environment.

About Finlandia Foundation National

"Fiercely Finnish since 1953, we champion our culture and heritage across the United States by supporting educational opportunities and promoting diverse, relevant, and enriching programs." Finlandia Foundation National Inc. (FFN) aims to connect, inspire and strengthen the Finnish-American community through a network of nearly 60 chapters across the United States. FFN raises funds to build its endowment and ensure the continuation of its programs, which highlight outstanding contributions and achievements of Finnish-American artists and academics. FFN awards dozens of grants and scholarships each year, and provides critical funding to maintain cultural traditions that represent the heritage of Finlandia and the diverse interests of Finnish America. For more:

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