Estonian Ev. Martin Luther Church Post Card Contest

Attention Photographers! The deadline for the Estonian Ev. Martin Luther Church Post Card Contest has been extended to Jan. 15, 2017 to allow for the Christmas holiday season. Everyone is invited to photograph the church in any of the four seasons. The best photo will be selected to be used as our “official post card.”…

A good foundation is essential

There are always surprises, when restoring a hundred year old wood structure. At the Estonian Church restoration project all early efforts to secure the foundation suffered a major setback due to the winter frost followed by torrential rains. Thanks to the back breaking work of our volunteers and professional assistance, on the August 12 to…

Gleason Area Hosts Estonian Rock Legend Tõnis Mägi

GLEASON AREA HOSTS ESTONIAN ROCK LEGEND TÕNIS MÄGI

Nearly 150 visitors including Estonian-Americans from around the U.S and Canada, converged on the Gleason area on Saturday evening, for the much anticipated “Hingemaa” or “Land of Soul” concert by Estonian rock legend Tõnis Mägi,and his wife, singer/acrtess Kärt Johanson. The concert was a fund raising effort to restore a once abandoned 108-year-old Estonian church,…

Historic Estonian Church gets Renovated

The Estonian Evangelical Martin Luther Church is the first Estonian church built in the United States, and today it stands as the only one in the state. Built in 1907, the building has fallen into extreme disrepair. But thanks to a group of Estonians from Chicago, it won’t look that way for long. The team has volunteered to spend their Summer working to restore the church…

Hidden Places: Estonian church slowly returns to dust

Hidden Places: Estonian church slowly returns to dust

Far from the land that incubated it, the little church stands quietly in the dale. Estonian Lutheran Church, a humble one-of-a-kind, was the first congregation of its type established in the United States, but it never had a full-time pastor and, today, lies forgotten in the woods at the Langlade-Lincoln County border near Gleason. Strike…

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