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New photo exhibition History@Now in Haltia

Families enjoying a summer day in front of the Raasepori castle

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland is known for managing our most magnificent nature sites. Parks & Wildlife Finland also has a long tradition of maintaining thousands of antiquities and hundreds of historical buildings. At the beginning of 2014, 29 fine historical sites ranging from cemeteries to castles were also transferred into our care from the National Board of Antiquities. The fortress islands of Vallisaari and Örö were transferred from the Defense Forces. The sites tell us about the settlement, creation and defence of our country, the development of the church, and the lives of individual people; how Finland became Finland.

Nine historical sites of the exhibition include: Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge, Svartholma Sea Fortress,Iso Linnamäki Castle Hill, Raseborg Castle Ruin, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle Ruins, Rapola Hill Fort, Kärnäkoski Fortress, Kajaani Castle Ruins & Välimaa River Sámi Farm. Come and pick out your favourite destination!

History is interesting, and culture creates well-being. The historical sites managed by the Parks & Wildlife Finland are developed into living sites for cultural events in cooperation with entrepreneurs, municipalities and organisations with the aim of bringing joy and experiences to everyone who visits them. That way, they bring money into the local economy and jobs to the local area.

The exhibition will be on display in Haltia's gallery until beginning of autumn.