Finland's national writer Aleksis Kivi was born in the village of Palojoki in Nurmijärvi on 10 October 1834. The house where Aleksis Kivi lived was built in 1824 by his father Erik Stenvall, a tailor, right in the centre of the village.
At the age of 12, talented Aleksis Kivi was sent to school in Helsinki. However, his childhood home and its surroundings remained dear to him all his life. The landscapes and people of Nurmijärvi had a profound impact on Kivi's writing. These landscapes and their changes are presented in the photograph exhibition upstairs.
The Aleksis Kivi Society bought the house in 1947 and restored it to its original condition. The museum is furnished as a historic 19th century home and some of the objects currently displayed in the museum are originally from the Stenvall house.
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