If you would like to learn more about the preservation project, feel free to drop us an email. The research team is happy to answer questions about the current Majakka Hall renovation or the larger research. Or if you don't have a question but do have some information about DeKalb's former Finn Town we would be happy to talk with you also! We will be providing preservation updates on this site, as well as announcing future public talks and fundraising events. Events will be connected to specific phases of the restoration process or the larger project.
Provided below is the separate contact information for the DeKalb Area Women's Center (DAWC) located in the former Majakka Hall.
Thank you for your interest and support!
The DeKalb Area Women's Center is a non-profit organization housed in the former Finnish Majakka Hall located at 1021 State St., DeKalb IL. The mission of the DAWC is to create a safe, supportive environment that celebrates women, promotes women's culture, & encourages the empowerment of women. They also work towards the elimination of sexism & other discrimination. Their goal is to build a healthy & harmonious community reaching out with educational, arts, & cultural programming which meets these objectives: offer programs that encourage personal growth, create opportunities for networking, facilitate support systems, provide a place for women to share their experience/ expertise, & foster understanding & acceptance of diversity. If you would like to learn more about DAWC or volunteer, send an email in the form to the right or call (815) 758-1351. Donations are always accepted either for DAWC in general or restoration specifically. However,clearly designate if you want funds to go toward restoration.