Nordic Heritage Museum hosts Moomin Mania on Thursday


By Joe Veyera

In celebration of Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson’s 100th birthday on August 9, the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) will mark the occasion with a morning of activities centered around Jansson’s fairy tale characters, the Moomins.

All ages are welcome for the family-friendly celebration, which will feature crafts, cartoons, and music from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In all, nine books were released in the Moomins series, along with five picture books, and a long-running comic strip. In March of this year, the New Yorker profiled Jansson’s work.

No RSVP is required for the event, with anyone interested in participating invited to drop-in at 11 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 per crafter.

For more information on the event, click here.

One comment on “Nordic Heritage Museum hosts Moomin Mania on Thursday”

  1. Perhaps his birthday is the 9th, but it looks like the event is on Thursday August 7th.

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