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The Cottage Museum of the Shoemaker Heikan Jussi

This museum in the village of Herrala is the bequest of the shoemaker Juho Mäkäräinen, or Heikan Jussi (1892 - 1967) to his community, and was established in 1967 according to the provisions of his will.The museum presents the workspace and home of a village shoemaker, while also illustrating the life of an exceptionally gifted member of his community. Heikan Jussi has even been the subject of a doctoral dissertation and a book on his correspondence. The dissertation and the book, both in Finnish, are on sale in the museum.

Events: Jussi's name-day coffee party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 21 June, free entrance.
The museum is maintained by the Herrala local heritage association.

Address: Herralantie 633, Hollola
Open: From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays in August
Enquiries: Marja-Liisa Vilkko tel. +358 (0)3 784 0838, +358 50 351 6139;
administrative affairs, Risto Pilvinen, pilvinen(at)pp.phnet.fi