Muuruvesi village museumMuuruvesi village museum An old tractor with spike wheels. Jan ate all his porridge, good boy!
Muuruvesi village museumMuuruvesi village museum The girls are teaching Jan how to walk. Jan is standing in a special walking stool. Jan tried to weave a rug.
Muuruvesi village museum An old oven from a smokecottage. Jan is like a good elf of the house. In old times every building had own elf or brownie and people had to be kind to them. So they took a good care of the building.
Preschool children of Juantehdas school visiting the factory and workers’ museum Masuuni Brunou
Masuuni BrunouMasuuni Brunou “Jan, iron foundry owner.” Jan visiting a typical factoryworker’s dwelling. Only one room for a whole family.
Masuuni BrunouMasuuni Brunou Finland’s first iron alloy smelting works was founded in 1746 in Juankoski. They used this kind of lake ore iron. Memorial crosses were made of lake ore iron at the foundry.
Masuuni BrunouMasuuni Brunou At the foundry they made irons, kettles, keys and locks, oven doors, many kinds of tools for homes, farmers and factory. A hundred years ago they started a wood refinery at the factory. After a couple of years that brought an end to the iron industry.