What was life like on a local homestead 100 years ago? Visit the Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum and find out. Located at the end of a secluded, forested road in Askel, you won’t find it hard to imagine you are traveling back in time to a 1920s era Finnish homestead. The 40-acre homestead museum, which boasts over a dozen restored and preserved log buildings, is opening for the season on July 1st. Guided tours are available in the afternoons if you’d like to see inside the buildings and the artifacts within. I highly recommend this option–the main house feels as though the family still lives there and has just stepped out for a moment.  You are also welcome to do a self-guided tour anytime after July 1st through the fall season. Make sure to check their website for updates on tour hours or special events before you go, and like them on Facebook to stay in the loop!

A hand-drawn map of the Hanka Homestead buildings.

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