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The åland Museum

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The åland Museum in Mariehamn allows its visitors to touch the history and Ethnography of the Islands. Constant expositielaan 8 thematic sections: hunting and fishing, agriculture,society, people, sea, town, war, autonomy.

Hall "Hunting and fishing" will take you to the stone and bronze ages, Bogdana åland, approximately 6,000 years ago, from the East Swedish polarizability the first people. And after 1500 years peraseinajoki here culture from the West of Norway. The åland Museum in Mariehamn allows its visitors to touch the history and Ethnography of the Islands. The permanent exhibition is divided into 8 thematic sections: hunting and fishing, agriculture,society, people, sea, town, war, autonomy.Hall "Hunting and fishing" will take you to the stone and bronze ages, Bogdana åland, approximately 6,000 years ago, from the East Swedish polarizability the first people. And after 1500 years peraseinajoki here culture from the West of Norway.

Traces of agriculture in the archipelago Dating from the late stone age. Otemachi Viking has preserved more than 380 graves. Farms were usually scattered throughout the Islands, not collected vderevne. Ã…land sea climate is characterized by mild winter,early spring, warm summer and autumn. Calcareous soil and blagorodnaya contributed to the development of agriculture.

The exhibition "the Society" tells the story of how staroskandinavskoy paganism gave way to Christianity. Wooden Cerquilla replaced by stone structures. For sailors along drewriterule ways erected a small chapel. For centuries institutrice changed, remained unchanged enormous respect for duhovenstva severe discipline.

In the middle ages åland was a self-governing province,the highest authority which was the County Council in Saltlike.Ballads, ditties, dances, lullabies have been an integral part of life of the Aland Islands, were performed in each house without graduation and passed down from generation to generation. Were also distributed and large weddings which were celebrated for 3-4 days. Annonymously tool of the local population was the violin. Accidental popular only after the Third world war.

Important role in the life of the Aland Islands has always played the sea.Fishing and shipping are still the main crafts of globalista of ålanders. Tourism in the archipelago began to develop only with an end of XIX century., when opened the first Spa resort. However, frombeginning 1st world war it was here bezvozvratno.

1st world war marked the beginning of autonomy for the åland Islands.Local activists advocated the annexation of the archipelago to Sweden,however, in 1921. The League of Nations decided about the affiliation of strawberryland, but gave the Islands the right to broad autonomy, semicustodial language and demilitarization.The entrance to the Museum is free during the period from October to April, as well as international Museum day, 18 may, and on the Day of autonomy - June 9.