On Thursday 31st of August we will have a guided tour of the Soldier’s Cottage, to talk about the societal impact of the allotment system of the Swedish military.
Soldier’s cottages were implemented in Ostrobothnia during the 18th century, after the Russian occupation of Finland, known as The Great Wrath. The allotment system had nearby farms join into a rote and together equip a soldier, who was given a cottage to live in during peacetime. Long before conscription, this system guaranteed a standing army that could be quickly mobilised in case of war.
We will have an open house at the Soldier’s Cottage from 13 o’clock until 16 o’clock. Follow the signs in the museum village. Dress according to the weather, for we will be outdoors. Free entry.