Fiskars Local History Society
The Fiskars Museum was founded by the office clerk Laura Holmström and midwife Gerda Gers. The collection of photographs and items connected to Fiskars was initiated already in the 1930s. In 1940, the Fiskars Local History Society was founded to facilitate the ongoing work. In 1949, the Society opened a museum in the old office building of the engineering workshop. Today, the operations of the Museum are supervised by professional employees, though the Society still is an active background force maintaining the Museum.
In 1991, the Pohja Local History Archive was founded under the auspices of the Fiskars Local History Association. Among others, an archive advisor Mikael Korhonen, Börje Sjöblom and the then amanuensis of the Fiskars Museum, Carola Kämpe, helped to get the archive started. Nowadays, a paid archivist oversees the Archive. The Archive works in close co-operation with the Museum.
Join the Society!
If you wish to join the Fiskars Local History Society, please contact the chairman and provide your contact details (your name, address, e-mail and telephone number). Your personal information is collected, used and saved according to our GDPR leaflet. When the Society has received your application, we will send you a newsletter and a bank transfer for the membership fee.
Annual membership fee is 20 € or 200 € as single payment, which entitles to lifetime subscription.
As a member you are entitled to:
– support an interesting local museum of living history and a local history archive
– visit the museum free of charge as often as you like
– participate in events and take part in the activities for volunteers
– participate in trips for members once a year