About Boston Estonian Society
Boston Estonian Society Boston Estonian Society Estonian emigration to American had already begun when the Boston Estonian Society was created on April 19, 1936. The first Estonian American newspaper ?American Estonian Postman? tells us that a few Estonians were to be found in the Boston area as early as the 19th century. (That newspaper was founded in 1987 by pastor Hans Rebane who was assigned the stewardship of Estonian and Latvian faith by the Missouri synod.) After a long and arduous period pastor Rebane arranged the first church service in Boston in 1905, at which time the Evangelical Lutheran Estonian Boston church was created. The newspaper ?Our Road? wrote the following in the May 1936 issue: ??until today there was no organization that met the needs of all Estonians in the Boston area. The ?Estonian Workers Club? (established in 1928 ed.) was not, as a politically based entity, a welcoming organization to independent, unaligned, or disengaged individuals. An organization was needed that opened its membership to all Estonian Americans faithful to the Estonian culture??. So here we are, more than 70 years later.
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