9/14/24 – Patricia (Kangas) Ktistes, Author of “Finns: an Oral History”

Presenter: Patricia (Kangas) Ktistes
Saturday, Sept. 14th

Many of us thoroughly enjoyed reading the serialized publications of Ktistes’ 1997 Dartmouth thesis, Finns: An Oral History of Finnish-Americans in the Monadnock Region. We welcome her insights on “how to get started on collecting your family history” as our featured presenter for the 2024 New Ipswich Historical Society Annual Meeting.

About the Presenter

Patricia (Kangas) Ktistes
Patti is one of four children of Toivo and Eleanor (Somero) Kangas. She grew up in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and Reading, Pennsylvania. She attended local schools and, as a child, the Independent Apostolic Lutheran and Missouri Synod churches. She earned a B.S. from Colby-Sawyer College and an
M.A.L.S. from Dartmouth College. She is mother of two daughters by her first marriage. In 2001, she married John Ktistes of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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