The Pitkäpelto Community House
The Pitkäpelto Community House is located approximately 18 km from downtown Kangasniemi. Pitkäpelto has served as a museum since 1967, when the Kangasniemi Local Heritage Association, which is still in charge of it, purchased the buildings from Eino and Elli Huikko.
The museum is comprised of the Pitkäpelto farmhouse with its main building, storehouses and outbuildings, windmills and farmyard. The yard has buildings that were there to begin with and buildings moved from other sites.
The main building is from 1826. The logs and cladding are hand sawn and planed. Originally, the main building was a chimneyless hut, although a chimney was later on added to it. Nowadays, the main building has a spacious, largeovened common room, bedroom and kitchen, between which is a walk-through passageway. The fenced off part of the yard next to the main building has a row of storehouses, two separate storehouses and a smoke sauna. The stockyard was lined with stable buildings.
The row of storehouses on the edges of the yard are in their original places, and, starting from the south side, it has sleeping quarters, a storehouse for wooden vessels, two granaries and a storehouse for meat and other foodstuffs. Two unpainted storehouses from the Halttunen farm, Koskenniemi, have been moved to the edge of the garden. The smaller storehouse was for clothes, and the two-storey house has a beam that reads 1767. It is the oldest building in the Pitkäpelto farm; its ground floor was used for storing corn and the upstairs served as a bedroom.
In addition, the yard has a drying barn and a regular barn. At the start of the road leading to the farmyard stands a log windmill from 1847.
Some of the artefacts on display in the buildings are the original furniture from the Pitkäpelto Farm, but the collection has been expanded with artefacts collected elsewhere, as well.
Dunckerin kersantti, a film set in the Finnish War (1808-1809), was shot in the Pitkäpelto farm in 1987. It was produced by Yle and directed by Timo Bergholm.
Changing Exhibitions and Events 2023
Adults 2 €
Children 1 €
Irene Spännäri, Kangasniemi
Museum and History
Tel. +358 (0)40 5964 692
Address & Map
Postal address: Kangasniemi Museum and History
Association, c/o Raija Vehmala, Tiiholantie 495, FI-51200 Kangasniemi
Last modified: 6 Jun 2023