|THE CULTURAL HISTORY COLLECTION |
Already in 1895, when the museum was established, the collecting of articles was initiated. Representatives collected articles from the entire historical Ostrobothnia region. Soon Doctor Karl Hedman joined the pursuit. He was interested in art items and bourgeois items. His contribution is kept separate from the other collections and is called the Hedmanís collection. The collection contains, for example, several ceramic items. The museumís collections have an approximate total of 65 000 items.
The articles in the museum reflect the coastal citiesí way of life and livelihoods. Colorful and skillful Ostrobothnian folk items are represented by field tools, furniture, and craft tools and textiles. The production from the Ostrobothnian glass factories forms an interesting group of items.
The museumís extensive silver collection, as well as the numismatic collection donated by Mauritz Hallberg, is on display in their individual rooms.