Around the archipelago table Pargas Local History Museum and the Sagalund museum in Kimito both have food as this year’s theme. What did people eat when there were few ingredients to choose from? How did people survive when the harvest failed? You will find the answers to this and more at the museums. Out in the museum cottages, different time periods and social classes are brought to life. Visitors can see how crofters’ meals and farmers’ feasts differed. Fishermens’ suppers, workers’ lunch boxes and wartime food substitutes are exhibited. You can learn how to make sausages, churn butter or make protto on short courses. What is protto? Well, you’ll just have to visit the museums to learn about and
taste this local food! Special programs for children are organised around dinner tables set with appropriate tableware. Asides from food there is plenty to discover in the museums’ exhibitions and collections. Museum Director Li Näse in Sagalund and curator Anne Bergström in the Local History Museum in Pargas give their personal favourites.
Archipelago Tourist Broschure.